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    Question Which is the sentence correct?

    Hi
    Which is the sentences correct?
    - I read a little English novels
    - I read a little of novels written in English
    - I read little of novels written in English.

    Also,What is the difference between the second and third sentences?


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    Re: Which is the sentence correct?

    I am not a teacher.

    I'm afraid that none of them are correct, (with the possible exception of the third one, but I'm sure it doesn't mean what you want it to mean). Also, it's not clear whether the verb is in the present or the past.

    If the intended meaning is that you don't read many English novels you should use 'some' or 'a few'.

    I read a few English novels
    I read a few novels written in English
    I read some novels written in English.

    The difference between your second and third sentences (apart from the fact that the second one is wrong) is the difference between 'a little of' and 'little of'.

    'A little (of)' is a small amount/quantity of something, and 'little of' means 'not much'. This might seem like no difference at all, but consider this.
    I know a little English = I do know some - this stresses the positive.
    I know little English = I don't know much at all - this stresses the negative.
    Last edited by Roman55; 08-Nov-2014 at 17:08. Reason: fixing typo

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    Re: Which is the sentence correct?

    Also note that your title and opening sentence should read "Which sentence is correct?" or "Which is the correct sentence?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which is the sentence correct?

    The title should be more specific than that.

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    Re: Which is the sentence correct?

    Well, yes. The title should​ be something like "I read a little English novels". The opening sentence should still be "Which sentence is correct?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which is the sentence correct?

    And all your sentences should end with a full stop (period).

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