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    Question Difference between "few" and "a few"

    Hi teachers!
    What's the difference between "few" and "a few" ? What should I write when writing an instruction in the notebook of a child asking him to write some sentences on her mother. Should that be "Write a few sentences about your mother." or " Write few sentences about your mother."?
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    Thumbs down Re: Difference between "few" and "a few"

    Different between a few and few

    they both are used with countable noun.
    -a few has positive meaning. It means a small amount of something,but it is enough.
    -Few has negative meaning.it means a small amount of something and it isn't still enough.

    for example,
    -I have a few apples. This means that 2 or 3 apples is enough for me.
    - I have few apples. This means that 2 o 3 apples that i have is not still enough,i still need more.

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