In this lesson, I explain the English grammar rules for when to use “a few” and “a little”.

“a few” and “a little” are determiners and they both mean a small quantity of something.

We use “a few” only with countable nouns like “lemon” – Example: “There are a few lemons.”

We use “a little” only with uncountable nouns like “milk” – Example: “There is a little water.”

At the end of this English grammar rule lesson, there is an exercise to test your understanding.

For more information about the differences between countable and uncountable nouns, see this lesson:

The accent is a British English accent.

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Andrew,
Crown Academy of English

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