Penggunaan determiners- A Few dan a little (sedikit dan beberapa)

Penggunaan determiners- A Few dan a little (sedikit dan beberapa)–Sekilas kata sifat ini mirip dengan few dan little seperti sebelumnya. Akan tetapi jelas memiliki perbedaan arti dalam penggunaanya dalam kalimat. Perhatikan ilustrasi di bawah ini!

Jika ada dua orang laki-laki. Masing-masing sedang bahagia. Salah seorang bilang: ‘How sad! I have little happiness (Betapa menyedihkan, aku hanya memiliki sedikit kebahagiaan)’. Orang yang satunya lagi bilang: ‘How wonderful! I have a little happiness (Sungguh menajubkan, saya memiliki beberapa kebahagian)’. Nah kalau diperhatikan perbedaanya terletak pada sudut pandang mana penggunaanya. (baca: Pengertian kata benda Nouns)
Little atau few berarti not a lot (tidak banyak)
A little dan a few berarti some (beberapa)
a little
little
noncount noun
She has
a little
information
She has
little
information
a few
few
count noun (plural)
I have
a few
reasons
I have
few
reasons
Contoh dalam kalimat:
Incorrect: I want little butter, please.
Correct   : I want a little butter, please. (some)
Incorrect: Rina speaks a little Spanish.
Correct   : Rina speaks little Spanish. (not much)
Incorrect: There is a little moneyhere.
Correct   : There is little money here. (not much)
Incorrect: Give me very few oranges!
Correct   : Give me very a few oranges! (not many)
Incorrect: There were few people saw those concerts last night.
Correct   : There were a few people saw those concerts last night. (some)
Incorrect: Little information is what I needed.
Correct   : A little information is what I needed. (some)
Incorrect: She wants to drink little water.
Correct   : She wants to drink a little water. (some)

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