Jennifer asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

few跟a few

想請問一下few跟a few有何不同??

有個題目:Matt is selfish. He has few friends.

為什麼不能用a few??

a few不是"很少"的意思嗎??

請回答,謝謝!!

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  • wain
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    few表示否定的意思,例如:

    He isn't popular. He has few friends.(他不是很有人緣,他沒有什麼朋友。)

    a few 則是肯定的意思,例如:

    I enjoy my life here. I have a few friends and we meet quite often.

    (我喜歡住在這裡,我認識了一些朋友而且時常見面。)

    一個句子要用「肯定」或「否定」來表現,完全是主觀的看法,與數量的多少無關,比方說:

    I live in country side, but I still have a few friends.(我住在鄉下,但是我還是有不少朋友。)

    I Know many people, but I have few really friends.(我認識很多人,卻沒有什麼真正的朋友。)

    另外有二個相似的字就是little、a little,使用在「不可數的名詞」的場合,little表示否定的意思,a little則是肯定的意思。

    例如,一個富翁會說:

    I carry little money in my pocket right now.(我現在口袋裡沒帶多少錢。)

    一個窮人卻會說:

    I have a little money right now. I can lend you some. (我現在還有一點錢,我可以借你一些。)

  • 1 decade ago

    I think you use "few" when you can count the number of things

    like : a few oil, a few wine...

    and you use "a few" for things that cannot be counted

    like : a few oil, a few wine...

    Source(s): 我的英國朋友
  • 1 decade ago

    few是指非常少,少到幾乎沒有的意思,只能接可數名詞。在句子中出現,是否定的用法(也就是說有few就不會出現有not)。

    而a few=some,是一些,後面只能接可數名詞。

    你的題目因為已經有一個他很自私的提示了,所以這邊只能選few!

  • Shuang
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    few 很少, a few 一些.

    few 很少, a few 一些.

    Source(s): me
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  • vj
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    a few 跟 few 都是用來修飾可數名詞,如此處的friends。

    而 a few 有肯定的語氣

    few 則有否定的語氣

    因此此句用few較恰當喔:)

    Source(s): 爸媽的錢XD
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