little few noun

little few noun

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Point 59 in the category of DETERMINERS and quantity is defined as:

modifier + ‘little’ + uncountable nouns and modifier + ‘few’ + countable nouns, to indicate a lack of something or not as much as expected of something.

We also have an earlier post for ‘very few + noun.’

_RG\w* (little|few)  _NN

1 VERY FEW PEOPLE 19900
2 VERY LITTLE TIME 8388
3 SO LITTLE TIME 4654

4 VERY LITTLE EFFORT 4264

5 VERY LITTLE MONEY 3828
6 VERY LITTLE INFORMATION 3292
7 VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE 2983
8 SO FEW PEOPLE 2700
9 VERY LITTLE SPACE 2441
10 VERY FEW THINGS 2417
11 VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS 2248
12 VERY LITTLE ROOM 2114
13 VERY LITTLE CHANCE 2063
14 TOO LITTLE TIME 1947
15 AS LITTLE TIME 1867
16 VERY LITTLE WATER 1593
17 VERY FEW PLACES 1552
18 AS LITTLE SURPRISE 1498
19 VERY LITTLE WORK 1492
20 VERY LITTLE EXPERIENCE 1475
21 VERY LITTLE MAINTENANCE 1394
22 VERY LITTLE POWER 1362
23 VERY FEW COMPANIES 1340
24 VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE 1326
25 VERY LITTLE ATTENTION 1269

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