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"small" and "little"
They almost have the same meaning, but there is a difference.
I) Main difference between small and little:
=> "small" is used for a simple fact.
=> "little" is used to express an opinion. It is often used with another adjective.adjectif.
She's small for her age.
He's a nice little boy.
She's a small woman.
He's a horrible little man.
He lives in a small house.
What a lovely little house!
II) How to use them:
=> "little" is always used before a noun:
My cousin's got a little garden.
=> Little can be used for a distance or a period of time:
What about a little walk?
You'll have to wait a little while.
=> "small" can be used after "be". It is often used in the comparative or superlative forms:
His brother is rather small.
He's the smallest in the class.
=> "small" can also be used with an adverb:
This flat is too small for us.
III) Exercise :
Choose between SMALL and LITTLE.
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