Student or Learner
could you tell me any differences in meaning of the following two sentences:
1. I could just eat a little of chiken
2. I could just eat a little chiken
I am muddled by "a little of" and "a little".
Thanks in advance!
1. I could just eat a little of the chicken
There is probably a choice of food; and it sounds like the person is not very hungry, so he limits himself to a small portion of just the chicken.
2. I could just eat a little chicken
Sounds like the person may have been ill and off his food, but thinks he could manage to eat (and keep down) a small portion of chicken.
Not to be confused with:
I could just eat some chicken!
Meaning, somebody has bought or cooked some chicken, and the person speaking is saying, Oh, that's just what I fancy - some chicken!