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What is the difference between small and little when we talk about children?

What is correct?
I have a little son / I have a small son
I have a little baby / I have a small baby
Your boy is too little to walk / Your boy is too small to walk

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    In the first two examples, you could use either word and it would mean the same thing. In the second example, the first is correct, but it's because the word "little" is being used to refer to age.

    Normally "little" would be used in this case, which works better with "baby" than with "son". You can also say "I have a young son" and "Your boy is too young to walk". Saying "young" baby is not the best, because a "baby" is always young, so "little baby" is better in this case.

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