(a) Few / (a) Little [Part 2]

Soal Few vs. Little

A Little and a Few

A little and a few yang semakna “some” (a limited number — sedikit) dan bermakna positif.

Keduanya biasa digunakan sebagai determiner atau pronoun.

Lihat juga:

Contoh Kalimat a Little/Few

1 I started my online business with a few hundred dollars.
(Saya memulai bisnis online dengan beberapa ratus dollar.)
2 Gery makes a little money by mowing neighbors’ lawns.
(Gery mendapat sidikit uang dengan memangkas rumput para tetangga.)
3 Many came, but only a few listened.
(Banyak yang datang tapi hanya sedikit yang mendengarkan.)
4 Can you tell me a little about him?
(Dapatkah kamu mengatakan pada saya sedikit tentang dia?)

A little sebagai Adverb

A little kadang juga digunakan sebagai adverb (kata keterangan) pada colloquial British English (sehari-hari) dengan sangat sedikit atau tanpa perbedaan arti dengan a little bit dan a bit, namun a little lebih formal dari a bit.

Contoh Kalimat a Little

1 I sometimes feel a bit / a little (bit) dizzy.
(Saya kadang-kadang merasa sedikit pusing.)
2 If I were you, I would walk a little faster in the supermarket.
(Jika saya ini kamu, saya akan berjalan sedikit lebih cepat di supermarket itu.)
3 We both talked just a little.
(Kita berdua bicara hanya sedikit.)

A Little of and a Few of

A little/much dapat pula diikuti preposition “of” ketika kata tersebut diikuti articles (a, an, the), demonstrative (this, that), possessive (our, his, its), atau pronoun (them, his, us).

Contoh Kalimat a Little/Few of:

1 Only a few of us were born and raised outside Indonesia.
(Hanya sedikit dari kita dilahirkan dan dibesarkan di luar Indonesia.)
2 You can sprinkle your cappuccino with a little of this ground chocolate.
(Kamu dapat menaburi cappuccinomu dengan sedikit coklat bubuk ini.)

Pages:

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Table of Contents:

  1. (a) Few/Little 
  2. (a) Few/Little [Part 2]
  3. Less and Fewer
  4. Least and Fewest
  5. At Least

Exercises:

References:

  1. Common Mistakes in English – A Little – A Few / Little – Few. http://esl.about.com/od/grammarintermediate/a/cm_littlefew.htm. Accessed on August 2, 2014.
  2. Little, a little, few, a few. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/little-a-little-few-a-few. Accessed on August 2, 2014.
  3. too much/many, fewer/less, little, as much as. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv203.shtml. Accessed on August 2, 2014.
  4. Fewer or less; a little or a few? http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv260.shtml. Accessed on August 2, 2014.
  5. Countable & Uncountable nouns 2. https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-reference/countable-uncountable-nouns-2. Accessed on August 2, 2014.
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