What Are Their Main Differences?
'Little' refers to a small amount that is not enough, but 'some' refers to an unspecific amount that is unknown.
What They Refer to
refers to an unknown amount.
refers to a small amount.
Where They Are Used
is used in negative, affirmative and interrogative sentences.
is used in positive sentences.
'Any' is a good alternative for 'some' in question and negative sentences.
- 'Some' and 'little':
are both quantifiers and they are also used as pronouns when the noun is easily understood.
That is too much pasta, I asked for
Here in this example, it is obvious that 'some' refers to ''pasta''.
Singular or Plural Nouns?
is followed by a singular uncountable noun.
Plants are going to dry with this
is followed by a singular uncountable noun or a plural countable noun.
I would like