FEW A FEW THE FEW: LITTLE A LITTE THE LITTLE: QUANTIFIERS PART (D) SMALL QUANTITY QUANTIFIERS

Few , a Few , The few, Little , A Little , The Little are

Few, a Few, The few, Little, A Little, The Little are the quantifiers that express the small quantity.

‘Few’ expresses about countable

‘Little’ expresses about uncountable

Examples

There have left only a few plants in my garden. I need to grow more. ( countable )

Ma’am, there has left only a little water in my water bottle. May I

fetch more? ( uncountable)

The difference among FEW , A FEW , THE FEW

Few – is used for numbers

 

FEW –  hardly enough/ not many

A FEW- shows a small number

THE FEW – Whatever is the number

Examples

Nkita, I have forgotten my all the pencils colours at my home.

Can you lend me please ?

Oh Unnati , don’t worry I have a few. They will serve your purpose.

                                                                                              ( Positive Tone )

Means She is having some,

                            OR

Oh, Unnati, I am sorry, I myself have few ones. Please ask someone else.

                                                                                                ( Negative Tone )

She is having almost none.

 

THE FEW- Whatever is the number

The few students of class 8th, are present in the online class today.

The few apples hanging over in my garden, have been fallen down due to rough weather.

Little- is used for quantity

Little-   hardly enough/ not much

A Little- shows a small quantity

Examples:-

My bike has run out of petrol. Can you lend me some ?

Oh sure, I have a little . you can share with me .

(Positive Tone)

                               OR

I, myself, have a little. Let’s move together to petrol pump

 & get our bikes filled together.

THE FEW- Whatever is the quantity/ amount

The few students of class 8th , are present in online class today.

The few appless hanging over in my my garden , have been

fallen down due to rough weather.

Little- is used for quantity

Little-   hardly enough/ not much

A Little- shows a small quantity

Examples:-

My bike has run out of petrol. Can you lend me some ?

Oh sure, I have a little . you can share with me .

Ot

I , myself, have a little. Let’s move together to petrol pump

 & get our bikes filled together.

THE FEW- Whatever is the quantity/ amount

The little time I had to complete my project , has been wasted in chatting with my friends.

I poured out the little energy I had to win this race.

The little tea I had in my cup has been poured out.

 

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I am Meena Kumari, PGT(English)+ B.ed. Teaching is my passion. Love to guide students in Grammar Learning and build up their writing skills.

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