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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #19348: Little, a little, few, a few
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Quantities [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Placement test 1 - Countable or Uncountable? - Some and any - Some / Any / Much / Many - Countables and uncountables - Adverbs of degree - Few/Little/Less - Each or Every
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    Little, a little, few, a few

           little  (peu)             a little   (un peu)

           few    (peu)             a few     (quelques)


    'little'  and  'a little'  are used with uncountable nouns   (singular)

    'few'   and  'a few'    are used with countable nouns  (plural)

                                    I have little money

                                    I have few books    (j'ai peu d'argent, peu de livres   : pas assez)    

    Little and few carry negative ideas. Instead of little and few it is possible to use a negative construction with    much (+ singular) or   many (+ plural)       

                                    He doesn't have much money         

                                    He doesn't have many books       (pas beaucoup de)

    A little and a few have a more positive meaning     

                                    I have got a little money  

                                    I have got a few books       (je n'en ai pas beaucoup, mais assez) 

    They are similar in meaning to    some

                                    He has got some money

                                    He has got some books

        'people' is plural    






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