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English Grammar

Word of Quantity 2

A little / A few -- Not many / two or three (positive / still remain)

  1. A little + uncountable noun
    • There is a little rice in the bowl. It should be enough for me.

  2. A few + countable noun
    • We can expect a few cars on the street this morning.

  3. A litte can used as adverb to explain adjective.
    • Jim is a little nervous when he was on the stage yesterday.

Little / Few -- Not many / two or three (negative / almost nothing left)

  1. Little + uncountable noun
    • There is only little rice left. It is not enough for us.

  2. Few + countable noun
    • I saw few people left in the meeting room.


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