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I would like to know the difference between saying "few" and "a few". Similarly "little" and "a little". In what context do these two separate expressions are used?
A few and a little mean some-- they are positive in connotation. I just moved here, but I am happy because I have a few friends.
I went to the denstist and he found few cavities.
I went to the denstist and he found a few cavities.
I went to the dentist and he found a few cavities. A few = several. My teeth are in somewhat poor condition.
Additionaly, some notes on this subject. There is a important knowledge about quantifies, affirmative and negative statements, and question.
A few is used with countable nouns to show a small quantity. It is used in affirmative statements, but not negatives. We generally use any or questions. For example:
- I have a few books.
- I don't have a few books=
> This is incorrect.
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