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A few & A Little - Few & Little - Confusing Words


Few & Little - means that there is not enough of something

Few – is used with plural nouns

  • There are few apples. There are not enough apples.
  • There are few people at the meeting. There are not enough people to hold a meeting.

Little – is used with uncountable nouns

  • I know little English. I don't know enough English to manage.
  • I have little sugar. I don't even have enough sugar for my coffee.

A Few/A Little - means that there is enough of something; there is not a lot, but just enough

A Few – is used with plural nouns

  • There are a few apples. There are enough apples, but not a lot of apples.
  • There are a few people at the meeting. There are enough people to hold a meeting.

A Little – is used with uncountable nouns

  • I know a little English. I know enough English to manage.
  • I have a little paper. I have enough paper, but I don't have any extra paper.

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