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    I understand the difference among few / a few X little / a little.

    But when it comes to plural uncountable words such as clothes?

    - Do I say:

    a) I have only a few clothes.

    b) I have only a few pieces/articles of clothing. ?

    Thanks.

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    You can't say I have only a few clothes, but you can say I have only a few articles of clothing. You can say you have some clothes or that you don't have much to wear. You can also say you don't have much clothing.

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    Default Re: few X little

    There's also, "I've a few things (meaning, clothes)."

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    & I've few things = not very many. ;-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    & I've few things = not very many. ;-(
    I've a few too many things.

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