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Few, little

Apartment and little denote small amounts:

•  Little (little, something) and a little (a little, a little, a little) stand in front not countable Nouns:
Philip has little time for his wife and kids. Philip has little time for his wife and children.
Will you have a little milk with your tea? Would you like some milk in your coffee?
I get by with a little help from my friends. I can do it with a little help from my friends. (Song of the beatles)
You insulted him a little bit! You offended him a little!
•  Apartment (some, a few, a few) and a few accompany (a few) countable Nouns:
Few people know the true story of Horatio's youth. Few people know the real story of Horatio's youth.
The Pope called me a few days ago. The Pope called me a few days ago.
There are very few elephants left in the area. There are very few elephants left in the area.
The few of you who did not finish their paper, please go see the principal. The few of you who haven't finished your housework, please go to the director.
annotation: Little and few mean the opposite of much and many.
Be sure to little/few and a little/a few always distinguish:
• Without an article, these reinforce the meaning of a small amount, often in a negative sense ('hardly', 'not much', 'too little'):
• With the article a these simply denote a small amount or a small number:
I have little money. I hardly have any money.
I have a little money. I have a little money.
Bruno has few contacts in the White House. Bruno doesn't have many contacts with the White House.
Bruno has a few contacts in the White House. Bruno has a few contacts with the White House.
Polly has little patience for womanizers like Philip Cheeter. Polly doesn't have much patience with philanderers like Philip Cheeter.

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