Diego Naveda
small or little for animals? which one do I have to use? small or little for animals?
Sep 17, 2012 10:00 PM
Answers · 3
Meliaka is quite right. The difference is miniscule. In formal English, however, "small" is related to size only. "The house is small". "Little" refers to quantities. "We had little food left after the crash". In the case of an animal, "little" would be more likely to relate to age. See http://www.italki.com/answers/question/156250.htm
September 17, 2012
Either one. It's a small animal. The animal is very small. The animal is little. It's a little animal. All of these are correct.
September 17, 2012
In addition to the other answers given, it may depend on the context. If you are talking about a vet who only treats "little" animals and not larger animals such as horses, you refer to them as a "small animal vet". You wouldn't say a "little animal vet".
September 17, 2012
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