a little?

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hello,
is the function of "a little" the same in the following sentences?what part of speech is it in the second sentence? thanks in advance.

a. there is a little milk.
b. he pushed the door a little.
 

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both littles functions as adjectives ( but i'm not so sure)
 

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What is the word qualifying?

In the first sentence it is qualifying a noun (milk), which makes it an adjective; in the second sentence it is qualifying a verb (pushed), which makes it an adverb.
 
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