Exercise 1: ‘a little’ and ‘a few’

(Practise your skills in using ‘a little / a few’)

Usage of ‘a little’ or ‘a few’ – gap fill (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Choose either ‘a little’ or ‘a few’ for the gaps.

  • Example: “There are ________ kids playing in the garden.” → “There are a few kids playing in the garden.”

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished. If you still need help with the topic, have a look at the usage of ‘a little’ and ‘a few’.

  1. Are you ready? – In half an hour. I just have to do things, but then we can go.
  2. Would you like some coffee? – Yes, please, but only .
  3. I’ve brought cookies. Have some!
  4. Hey Patrick, how was the party? – Oh, not so good, just people were there.
  5. This is very difficult. I could really use help.
  6. Carl has friends in Austria.
  7. I think Stephen King is a good writer. I’ve read of his books.
  8. What do you want to do? We’ve got time left.
  9. Sally, could you do me a favor and lend me money?
  10. I’ve written him emails but he hasn’t responded yet.

Further exercises and explanations referring to the topic ‘a little / a few’

The following exercises and explanations are related to the English quantifiers ‘a little’ and ‘a few’ and may also train your skills: