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Use Of Little, A Little, Few, A Few..... - English Grammar - English Free Test

Use Of Little, A Little, Few, A Few..... - English Grammar - English Free Test


Little

Little means 'hardly any' and it has a negative meaning.

Example
  • There is little water in the jug.
  • Practically it means no water.

A Little

A Little means 'some, but not much' and it has a positive meaning.

Example
  • There is a little water in the jug.
  • Practically it means some water.

Use Of Few and A Few

Few has negative and A few has positive meaning.

Example
  • I have few friends.
  • Practically it means no friends.
  • I have a few friends.
  • Practically it means a small number of friends.

Use Of As Soon as and No Sooner...than

'As Soon as' has positive meaning. A sentence using As Soon as can be changed with No Sooner...than

Example
  • using As Soon as
  • As Soon as the teacher entered the class, all the students stood up.

using No Sooner...than

No Sooner did the teacher enter the class than all the students stood up.

using As Soon as

Example
  • As Soon as as they visit him , he welcomes them.

using No Sooner...than

Example
  • No Sooner do they visit him than he welcomes them.

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