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a little more beef vs. a few more beef



 
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a little more beef vs. a few more beef #1 (permalink) Sun May 06, 2007 15:24 pm   a little more beef vs. a few more beef
 

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

This meal was so good. Do you think I could have a ......... more beef, please?

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

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

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

This meal was so good. Do you think I could have a little more beef, please?

Correct answer: (b) little

Your answer was: incorrect
This meal was so good. Do you think I could have a few more beef, please?
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why we can not say few in this sentence, can you explain please?

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a little more beef vs. a few more beef #2 (permalink) Sun May 06, 2007 16:32 pm   a little more beef vs. a few more beef
 

A few is used with countable nouns only: e.g. a few minutes, a few people, a few more lamb chops.

'Beef' is an uncountable noun.
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a little more beef vs. a few more beef #3 (permalink) Sat Jan 12, 2013 0:26 am   a little more beef vs. a few more beef
 

why can't we use some here?
tanks for advance.
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a little more beef vs. a few more beef #4 (permalink) Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:32 am   a little more beef vs. a few more beef
 

You could only use 'some' if there were no article.
...have a little more...
have some more...
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