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A Little / A Few
نویسنده : غلامعلی عباسی - ساعت ٥:٢٤ ‎ق.ظ روز ۱۳٩٤/۱٠/٢٦
 

 

Exercises on A Little and A Few

The expressions a little and a few mean some.

  • If a noun is in singular, we use a little

Example:

a little money

  • If a noun is in plural, we use a few

Example:

a few friends

Countable / Uncountable Nouns

In connection with a little / a few people often speak of countable nouns and uncountable nouns.

Countable nouns have a singular and a plural form. In plural, these nouns can be used with a number (that's why they are called 'countable nouns'). Countable nouns take a few.

Example:

4 friends – a few friends

Uncountable nouns can only be used in singular. These nouns cannot be used with a number (that's why they are called 'uncountable nouns'). Uncountable nouns take a little.

Example:

3 money – a little money

Note: Of course you can count money – but then you would name the currency and say that you have got 3 euro (but not „3 money“).