LS Refresher 46- Few vs Little

 

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Every week, we will post an LS refresher.  Check out this week’s refresher and please don’t forget to answer the short quiz after.

 

 

http://www.gingersoftware.com gave the following rules  that will help us learn how to use few and little properly.

 

(a) Little refers to non-countable nouns, and is used with the singular form to indicate that something exists only in a small amount or to a slight degree.

(b) Few refers to countable nouns, and is used with the plural form to indicate not many persons or things.

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Examples:

 

  1. I’ve got little money left in my account.
  2. Ben has few friends in London.
  3. Few people stopped to listen to the preacher on the corner.
  4. There is little that you can do about the situation.
  5. I happen to like spiders but few others agree with me.
  6. I have little time to waste.
  7. Although the car is old, I have few problems with it.
  8. He’s so stubborn, there’s little use in talking to him.
  9. There are few cars on the road after midnight.
  10. There’s little chance of rain for the next few days

 

 

For more info on Few vs Little, please click here.

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