Correct Usage of The Adverbs
LITTLE and A LITTLE



Correct Usage of The Adverbs LITTLE and A LITTLE :



LITTLE and A LITTLE

There is the same difference between these two Adverbs, as between the corresponding Adjectives. ( LITTLE and A LITTLE as Adjectives)

LITTLE is used in a Negative sense and means NOT MUCH. In fact it is a weak form of NOT and is almost purely Negative.

I little expected that he would succeed so well.
I did not expect that he would succeed so well.

A LITTLE is always used in an Affirmative sense and means TO SOME EXTENT AT LEAST, SLIGHTLY & SOMEWHAT.

He was a little tired.
He was a little slightly tired.
He was a little somewhat tired.
Are you tired? Yes. I am a little.

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  2. Correct Usage of Pronouns
  3. Correct Usage of Verbs
  4. Correct Usage of Adverbs
  5. Correct Usage of The Conjunctions
  6. Correct Usage of The Adverbs - MUCH and VERY
  7. Correct Usage of The Adverbs - YES and NO
  8. Correct Usage of The Adverb - ONLY
  9. Correct Usage of The Adverb - TOO
  10. Correct Usage of The Adverb - ENOUGH
  11. Correct Usage of The Adverb - SINCE
  12. Correct Usage of The Adverb - AGO
  13. Correct Usage of The Adverb - BEFORE
  14. Correct Usage of The Adverb - ALREADY
  15. Correct Usage of The Adverb - THERE
  16. Correct Usage of The Adverb - ELSE
  17. Correct Usage of The Adverb - NEVER
  18. Correct Usage of The Adverb - QUITE
  19. Correct Usage of AT and IN
  20. Correct Usage of WITH and BY
  21. Correct Usage of BETWEEN and AMONG
  22. Correct Usage of BESIDE and BESIDES
  23. Correct Usage of IN and INTO
  24. Correct Usage of IN and WITHIN
  25. Correct Usage of SINCE and FROM


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