A few vs A little and Few vs Little


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Introduction

Few/a few i little/a little opisuju da nečeg ima nedovoljno [not enough] ili dovoljno [some/enough].

Form

Upotreba ovisi o imenici:

Poitive Attitude Negative Attitude
Plural Countable a few few
Singular Uncountable a little little

Example

  • We have a few beautiful beaches for swimming.
    Few beaches are suitable for swimming.
  • We can bake a cake! We have a little flour.
    We can’t bake a cake! We have (very) little flour.

Use

A few i a little označuju nedefiniranu zadovoljavajuću količinu, dovoljno. Pokazuju da nečeg ima više od očekivanog ili ostatak nečega.

Few i little znače nedovoljno, manje od očekivanog. Pokazuju da nečega nema dovoljno, nedostatak nečega.

Summary

 A few/few i a little/little opisuju određenu količinu nečega (some).

  • Brojive imenice u množini: a few (pozitivno) i few (negativno).
  • Nebrojive imenice u jednini: a little (pozitivno) i little (negativno).

Naprimjer:
— “I have a few pencils in my bag, I do not need to buy new ones.”/“I have few pencils in my bag, I have to buy new ones.”
— “There is a little milk in the fridge, we can make a cake.”/“There is little milk in the fridge, we need to go to the supermarket.”

Kada prije njih dolazi a, značenje je pozitivno i označava da nečeg ima dovoljno; bez člana označava da nečeg nema dovoljno.

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