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Why can't write a SOME order?



 
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Why can't write a SOME order? #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 17, 2007 19:06 pm   Why can't write a SOME order?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #249 "Few, a little and some (1)", question 4

I can't go right now because I still have a ......... orders to fill by 5 o'clock.

(a) few
(b) little
(c) some

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #249 "Few, a little and some (1)", answer 4

I can't go right now because I still have a few orders to fill by 5 o'clock.

Correct answer: (a) few

Your answer was: incorrect
I can't go right now because I still have a some orders to fill by 5 o'clock.
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i think orders are countable noun. Why can't write a SOME order?
please explain this to me.
thanks in advance

Thalia
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Why can't write a SOME order? #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 17, 2007 22:57 pm   Why can't write a SOME order?
 

    We can say either 'a few orders' or 'some orders', but not 'a some orders'.
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