“Some” is used to refer to something that is not specified or unknown in quantity. It implies a quantity, but does not specify how much. It is often used in phrases like “some sugar,” “some time,” or “some people.” In short, “some” can be used before either uncountable or plural countable nouns.
“A little” is used when describing something in small amounts. This implies that something is in quantity, but not a lot.
Examples.. “a little sugar,” “a little patience,” or “a little help.”
There is no difference in meaning between “a little” and “some”, but only uncountable nouns can be used with “a little”.
“A few” means the same as “some”, but it is used differently. Only plural countable nouns can be used with “a few”.
- some = uncountable or plural countable nouns
- a little = uncountable nouns only
- a few = plural countable nouns only
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