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    #1

    A little more and a little less

    Hello,

    Could you correct these sentences, please?
    I'd only like little milk in my tea please.
    I'd like little more chicken, please.
    I'd like (a) little more/less chicken, please.


    Should I always use 'a' before 'little more' and 'little less'?

    Thanks

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    Re: A little more and a little less

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Could you correct these sentences, please?
    I'd only like little milk in my tea please.
    I'd like little more chicken, please.
    I'd like (a) little more/less chicken, please.


    Should I always use 'a' before 'little more' and 'little less'?

    Thanks
    Yes, in the contexts you have posted.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Sep-2012 at 18:00. Reason: extra info
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: A little more and a little less

    Hello, sondra.
    The words 'little' and 'few' have negative meanings without 'a'.
    I hope it will shed some light on your query.

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    Re: A little more and a little less

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, in the contexts you have posted.
    And what is the reason?

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    #5

    Re: A little more and a little less

    Because "a little more" means "a small amount more".
    "A little less" means "less but only by a small quantity".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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