Few, a few, littleand a little are used before nouns to talk about a small quantity. But there’s a big difference in meaning when we use the indefinite article a with strong>few and little. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out this important point.
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Here are the example sentences:
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- I have a few friends who are also English teachers.
- There are a few peaches in the fridge; why don’t you try one?
- I need to take a few skiing lessons before I hit the slopes.
- There is a little milk left in the fridge.
- That glue is very strong, so you only need to use a little.
- I have a little free time, so I’m going shopping before work.
- Few people can have the chance to meet a celebrity.
- I think few dogs really like cats.
- It is a great sightseeing spot, but very few tourists know about the rooftop garden at the Met.
- There is little time to prepare for the exam.
- There is little milk left in the fridge.
- There is little interest in grammar classes these days.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
- Elvis is famous as a singer and an actor. He’s famous for the song, “Love Me Tender”.
Today’s listening challenge:
- What’s Jack’s plan tonight? What does Jenny think will happen?
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