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What's the difference between the following two sentences? Few students like remote learning. A few students like remote learning.
Jan 24, 2021 4:09 PM
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The first sentence emphasizes how many people DON'T like remote learning. The second sentences emphasizes how many people DO like remote learning.
Jan 28, 2021 11:31 AM
The first is a general statement about the entire population of students. The latter refers to a specific group.
January 24, 2021
"Few" means "not to much". Saying "few students" you mean that there are not many students who like remote learning and buying a new computer won't be profitable (if you are a teacher, for example). "A few" means "pretty much". Saying that you mean that not to much students like remote learning but still enough (to buy new computer if you are a teacher, for example). The same difference is between little and a little. For example: I won't buy it because I have little money (to little). Or: Can you afford this? Yes, I've been shoping for a couple hours but I have still a little money so I'll buy it (a little - still enough).
January 24, 2021
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