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Welcome everyone.
Today we're going to look at the difference between
'few' and 'a few'.
Have a look at these two sentences.
Which sentence has a more negative feeling?
1.I have few friends.
2.I have a few friends who live in London.
It was sentence number one right?
When we use 'few', we're saying that the total number
of something is not as many as we would like
– that the number is small.
Here, I'm telling you that I don't have many friends.
When we use 'a few',
we're not talking about the total number,
but a category of something.
It has a similar meaning to 'some'.
Here, I'm telling you that some of my friends live
in London.
Just remember, we always use this with countable
nouns only, so please be careful.
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Few & A few: What's the difference - English In A Minute

411 Folder Collection
eunice4u4u published on November 14, 2019
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