Uses A little and Little in English, Definition and Example Sentences
Little expresses a diminutive size or a negative quantity. Little means “almost nothing” or “not much”.
- I’m sorry, I speak little French.
- There was little time to finish my homework.
- The kitteen is little.
- I have drunk little water this morning.
A little is used with positive quantity and non-countable nouns. It means “a small amoun” or “some”.
- There is a little milk in the refrigerator
- Would you like a little water?
- Mary got a little bit of pie.
- Can’t you discount it a little?
- I need a little sugar. I will have tea.