Little and Few – learn the difference

Posted on Feb 2 2015 - 1:16pm by Zdenda

The difference between LITTLE and FEW, especially when you add A LITTLE and A FEW, causes a lot of problems event to students whose English is really good. In this post I try to teach the difference in a graphical way. Having studied the infographic, you should try the interactive quiz and check whether you really got the grammar right.

Few and Little – infographics

Study the infographic. Notice the difference between A LITTLE and LITTLE. If there is the article A – it means that there is some. Without the article we say that there is not enough of something.
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Few and little infographic

If you think you understand the concept, it is time to check your understanding in the following quiz.

Few and Little – quiz

The following quiz is in HTML5, so it will play on all mobile devices. If you pass the test, you will be given the chance to play the game TIC-TAC-TOE against the computer. Remember that it is possible to beat the computer, but it might take you some time before you find the correct way.

You can take the quiz on the full screen by clicking the button:
Few and little – full screen

Few and Little – more practice

If you feel you need more practice, you should try the following pages:

The difference between Little and Few is a part of a larger concept called countability in English. If you would like to understand the whole concept, I can recommend the following posts:

Little and Few – share

If you like the quiz above and you would like to share it on your blog or use it in a classroom without an internet connection, you can do this. You can download all the files here and upload them to your site just unpack the files and use them in the classroom:
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Few and little (Web)

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2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Ahmed Suliman 05/02/2015 at 4:02 am -

    should…make ….do….how ..in sentances

  2. Zdenda 05/02/2015 at 3:56 pm -

    I do not understand. Could you make yourself clearer.

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