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Quantifiers - A little and a few

 A little and a few are quantifiers. We usually use them to talk about a small number or amount.

A little is used before uncountable nouns.

Examples:

  • ·         She saves a little money every week.
  • ·         I have coffee with a little sugar.

A few is used before plural countable nouns.

Examples:

  • ·         They spent a few days in Paris.
  • ·         He likes a few songs by Shakira.

We can use a little and a few without a noun, when it is clear what we are talking about.

Examples:

  • ·         Did you have any money?

o   Yes, a little.

  • ·         Did you have any friends at school?

o   Yes, a few.

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