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Hi. Please help. Could the following be a comment to indicate there is a difference, eventhough it be in a varying degree and/or might be looking at the difference from a positive or negative point-of-view? (I hope what I wrote reflects what I wanted to say - not sure, though). Also. For sentence 3, if we want to indicate that there is a small difference, how should we write? Should we write "There is a little/small difference"?

1. There is a little difference between the two.

2. There is little difference between the two.

3. There is a difference between the two.

4. There is difference between the two.
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1. There is a little difference between the two. - some difference, but not a lot of difference
2. There is little difference between the two. - almost no difference
3. There is a difference between the two. - They are not exactly the same.

4. There is difference between the two. (I don't recommend this one. It's not good.)

If you want to indicate that there is a small difference, it's quite simple. You say There is a small difference between the two. Emotion: smile

CJ
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Difference can be subtle and not little,its not measurable so little should not be used.Though people use little or very little with difference.

The correct sentence should be "There is a subtle difference between the two."
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1. This sentence might be used in a scientific/technical setting. For example, measurements are taken on two objects with the expectation that the measurements will be the same. However, there is a slight difference in the measurements. This is surprising, and one scientist says to the other: "There is a little difference between the two."

2. Two people tryout for the same position on a team. Neither is superior to the other. One coach then says to another: "There is little difference between the two."

3. This sentence might be used in a situation similar to sentence 1. Measurements are taken on two objects that might be expected to be the same. After numerous inconclusive trials, it is finally determined that there is a difference. One of the scientists then says: "There is a difference between the two."

4. This might be used in the situation of sentence 2. The two players are given further tests and finally one falters. One coach then says: "There is difference between the two."
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