So, I was scrolling through the Cambridge Dictionary definition for a little and a few and I noticed that all the examples are all positive sentences. (link here)
It got me thinking, would it be safe to say we mostly use these words with positive verbs, and not so much in negative sentences or questions? If anyone could give me examples with negatives and questions, I would appreciate it. I can think of some questions like:
- Do you have a few minutes to spare?
- Can you have a little patience with her?
However, I can't think of using these expressions in a negative sentence as often as I do a positive sentence. What do you think? If you have any resources to point me to, that would be lovely as I can't find anything in my grammar books. Thanks.