What Are Their Main Differences?
What They Refer to
refers to an unknown amount. By unknown amount we mean; you do not know the exact amount or number.
refers to a small amount. That is actually, less than enough and it is mostly defined by almost nothing.
Where They Are Used
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is used in positive sentences. We can also use 'some' in questions to offer or request something, but only when we are sure that the answer would be a definite 'yes'.
"Would you like
'Any' is a good alternative for 'some' in question and negative sentences. In every case, we mean in questions whether the answer is 'yes' or 'no'.
- 'Some' and 'little':
That is too much pasta, I asked for
Here in this example, it is obvious that 'some' refers to ''pasta''.
Singular or Plural Nouns?
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Little vs. Few
As you might have seen 'little and 'few' in English contexts a lot. let's take a look at them.
Little vs. Less
'Less' and 'little' are truly close to each other. There is just a delicate difference between them.
Neither vs. Nither
It's possible to never encounter 'nither' in the daily English context. But, if you want to know the difference between them, let us start.
Less vs. Fewer
Since they are similar in their meanings. They cause problems for beginners because it is difficult for new learners to choose when and where to use them.
Less vs. Lesser
You might think they are the same or used interchangeably, but you're mistaken. We will discuss it in this lesson.