Using A little and Little in English

English Using A little and Little;


Using A little and Little in English
A little

A little is used with positive quantity and non-countable nouns. It means “a small amoun” or “some”.


  • There is a little milk in the refrigerator
  • Would you like a little water?
  • Mary got a little bit of pie.
  • Can’t you discount it a little?
  • I need a little sugar. I will have tea.



Little expresses a diminutive size or a negative quantity. Little means “almost nothing” or “not much”.


  • I’m sorry, I speak little French.
  • There was little time to finish my homework.
  • The kitteen is little.
  • I have drunk little water this morning.