"a" before quantifiers and numbers
Could anyone try to explain the existence of the article a
before quantifiers like:
a lot of
before numbers like:
Tnx for answering
Re: "a" before quantifiers and numbers
With few/little, there is a difference of meaning:
I have few friends = I am lonely (negative meaning)
I have a few friends = not many, but no problem.
BTW, I think Harry accidentally typed 'lot' instead of 'little' in his reply, as 'lot' takes an article unless used in the plural.