Englsh Grammar

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Updated On 02 Feb, 19


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Lecture 41: Difference between Small & Little

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The difference between small and little - English Grammar Lesson

Small and Little are two words that are often confused with as they mean the same. This lesson clears out the confusion and helps you to use these two words correctly.

Small is used to talk about height or size
For example John is small for his age. (here it means he isnt tall enough for his age)
For example The box is small. (it is describing its size).

Small is used with nouns
For example I have a small amount of wine. (always use amount for uncountable nouns)
For example A small number of people came to work. (always use number with countable nouns)
Comparative and Superlative forms
For example Mary is smaller than John. (smaller is the comparative form)
For example Mary is the smallest girl in the class. (smallest is the superlative form)

Little is similar to young
For example Maria is a little girl (it describes her of being young)

Little is used with uncountable nouns

For example I have a little wine every night.
For example I had a little trouble with my car.
In the above two example, wine and trouble are uncountable nouns. Little is used only with uncountable nouns when you want to say not enough.

Little is used to talk about the Degree of Adjective There are no comparative and superlative forms of little.
For example She is a little fat.
For example John is a little tired.
In the above two examples, fat and tired are adjectives (describing words), little is used to modify the adjectives so as to imply not too much.



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