only(few,afew)decades ago,most people did not have tv sets.
even late at night you can find(few,afew)people still working at their desks.
is there any grammatical rule in this case?
please help me
a few has a positive meaning: two or three, whereas few has a negative meaning: almost none or amost no one, like this,
Originally Posted by mohammad
A few people take the bus. (two or three people)
Few people take the bus. (almost no one)
The correct answer in both sentences is 'a few'. I think it is not primarily grammar, but vocabulary: ' a few' means 'some', while 'few' means 'not many'.
'Few' is a negative word. 'Few people like me at work' is a very depressing statement.
'A few' is positive. 'A few people like me at work' is suggests hope that there may soon be more.
PS: Oh, hi Casi.
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