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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.

  • See you next time!

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Few & A few: What's the difference - English In A Minute

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