A few and few…Phew!

Posted on February 23, 2014

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Think of buying some food. If you fell short of a change, it would be helpful if someone lent you a few pennies, so you didn’t have to use the cash machine, but if you are going to do a shopping for weekend, few pennies won’t be enough. Get it?

A few – not much, a handful, but still better than nothing.

E: I have a few things to live for, but that’s okay, life goes on.

Few – very little, almost nothing, less than I expected.

E: There is no meaning to anything. I have only few things to live for.

T: The article in a few, (as something extra, in addition) can help you to remember the more positive implication of this word.

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