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A few and few, a little and little

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-05-01 13:56:15
These expressions (A few and few, a little and little) show the speakerís attitude towards the quantity he/she is referring to.

A few (for countable nouns) and a little (for uncountable nouns) describe the quantity in a positive way. Few and little describe the quantity in a negative way.

Examples:

Few of my friends were there, so I was disappointed.
A few of my friends were there, so I was quite happy.
Hurry up; there"s little time left !
We have a little time to spare, so let"s stop and have a cup of coffee.
ďIíve got a few friends" (= maybe not many, but enough)
ďIíve got a little money" (= Iíve got enough to live on)
Few people visited him in hospital (= he had almost no visitors)
He had little money (= almost no money)



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