A little or a few - rules and examples
A little or a few
(a) few or (a) little - expressions of quantity
a few ...
(A) few ... is used with plurals: a few pounds, a few trees a few boys, a few girls, a few stones, a few cars.
Examples: a few
There are just a few examples.
I meet a few friends.
I see a few hundred pupils.
I've got few brothers.
(A) little is used with singular nouns (uncountable) nouns: a little water, a little milk, a little sand, a little air.
Examples: a little
There is little tea left.
Not a lot, only a little, please.
I've got little money.
Little and few are negative. They mean not much / not many. A little and a few are more positive.
Little and few - negative meaning
Few and little are negative. The meaning is not many / not much.
A little and a few - positive meaning
A few and a little are positive. The meaning is more some.
A little or a few exercises
A little or a few examples
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