Few, A Few, Little, A Little | Grammar Exercise For Classes 8 and 9 CBSE

The determiners few and little are often confused. Use few with countable nouns; use little with uncountable nouns.

Few and little have a negative meaning. For example, ‘few children’ means ‘hardly any children’. Likewise, ‘little time’ means ‘hardly any time’. Use ‘a few’ to refer to a small number. Likewise, use ‘a little’ to refer to a small amount.

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use few and little correctly.

Class 9 Grammar Exercise

Fill in the blanks with few, a few, little or a little

1. Only …………… students participated in the program. (a few / a little)

2. I feel ……………….. better today. (a little / a few)

3. Have you got …………….. water to share? (a little / a few)

4. She has only ……………… friends. (a few / a little)

5. I am feeling ……………….. tired. (little /a little)

6. I have got ………………. free time in the evening. Would you like to come? (little / a little)

7. I would like to ask …………….. questions. (few / a few / little)

8. I don’t think I will pass the test. I could answer only …………… questions. (a few / few / little)

9. We should have waited ……………. longer. (little / a little)

10. She has …………… confidence. She has a tough time talking to people. (little / a little)

11. There is …………… milk left in the bottle. It should be enough for the baby. (little / a little)

Answers

1. Only a few students participated in the program.

2. I feel a little better today.

3. Have you got a little water to share?

4. She has only a few friends.

5. I am feeling a little tired.

6. I have got a little free time in the evening. Would you like to come?

7. I would like to ask a few questions.

8. I don’t think I will pass the test. I could answer only a few questions.

9. We should have waited a little longer.

10. She has little confidence. She has a tough time talking to people.

11. There is a little milk left in the bottle. It should be enough for the baby.

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