“Few” and “a few” are used with plural countable nouns.
The same rules apply to “little” and “a little”. Only, these are used with singular countable nouns.
Look at the examples bellow:
|“Just a few honest words is all I need.”||some, a small |
|She didn’t have but few moments on her own. |
(She probably didn’t get any rest.) 🙁
|not many/ |
|She had a little time to rethink her life. |
|some, a small |
|They had little time bury the hatchet. |
(So they probably didn’t.) 🙁
|A: Have you got any love left in your heart?|
B: Yes, a little.
(There is still hope for this one.) 🙂
|some, a small|
|A: Don’t you have any faith left?|
B: No, very little.
(Should be worried about becoming sarcastic.) 🙁
none faith left.
Have a little faith. It just might save your life!