Few, a few, little, a little: grammar exercise

February 24, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using little, a little, few or a few.

1. We have got quite ………………………. friends there.

a) few

b) a few

c) either could be used here

2. Would you like to try …………………………….. wine?

a) little

b) a little

c) either could be used here

3. His theories are too complex that only ………………………… people understand them.

a) few

b) a few

c) either could be used here

4. You don’t need to go shopping. We have got ……………………… eggs and some rice.

a) few

b) a few

c) either could be used here

5. Very …………………………. people can speak a foreign language perfectly.

a) few

b) little

c) either could be used here

6. …………………………… politicians are really honest.

a) few

b) a few

c) either could be used here

7. ‘Would you like some more soup?’ ‘Just …………………………, please.’

a) little

b) a little

c) a few

8. Give the roses ………………………….. water every day, if you don’t want them to die.

a) little

b) a little

c) a few

9. We have got a ………………………. steak, if you are really hungry.

a) little

b) few

c) either could be used here

 

Answers

1. We have got quite a few friends there.

2. Would you like to try a little wine?

3. His theories are too complex that only a few people understand them.

4. You don’t need to go shopping. We have got a few eggs and some rice.

5. Very few people can speak a foreign language perfectly.

6. Few / very few politicians are really honest.

7. ‘Would you like some more soup?’ ‘Just a little, please.’

8. Give the roses a little water every day if you don’t want them to die.

9. We have got a little steak if you are really hungry.

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