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    #1

    little a little any much

    Hi my friends
    I have a problem with little/a little/any/much. Please help me, if it's possible.

    1. ‘Any’ and ‘much’ are used in question and negative sentences. But is it possible to use it in an affirmative sentence?
    If the answer is yes, please give me some examples with their meanings.
    2. Little has a negative meaning so is this sentence correct?
    There isn’t little water.

    Tanks alot.

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    Re: little a little any much

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsos View Post
    Hi my friends
    I have a problem with little/a little/any/much. Please help me, if it's possible.

    1. ‘Any’ and ‘much’ are used in question and negative sentences. But is it possible to use it in an affirmative sentence?
    If the answer is yes, please give me some examples with their meanings.
    2. Little has a negative meaning so is this sentence correct?
    There isn’t little water.

    Thanks alot.
    1. "You have much to learn." That is neither negative nor a question.
    "Any person found removing papers from the office will be prosecuted." Neither negative nor a question.

    2. "There isn't little water" isn't correct. We say "There is a little water", "There is no water" etc. The only way I can imagine your sentence being used would be:

    Person 1: There is little water here.
    Person 2: You're wrong. There isn't little water. There's loads of water!

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    Re: little a little any much

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1. "You have much to learn." That is neither negative nor a question.
    "Any person found removing papers from the office will be prosecuted." Neither negative nor a question.

    2. "There isn't little water" isn't correct. We say "There is a little water", "There is no water" etc. The only way I can imagine your sentence being used would be:

    Person 1: There is little water here.
    Person 2: You're wrong. There isn't little water. There's loads of water!
    Thanks a lot for your answer.
    But I have two questions again.
    1. Is this sentence correct? ‘There isn’t a little water’
    2. There is much water. What does MUCH mean? A lot of or some or enough or plenty.

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