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"a little money" vs. "much money"



 
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"a little money" vs. "much money" #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:12 am   "a little money" vs. "much money"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #80 "Some, any, few, little", question 9

Jessica spent a lot of money on her car. Now she only has ......... money left to pay for her living expenses.

(a) many
(b) a few
(c) a little
(d) much

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #80 "Some, any, few, little", answer 9

Jessica spent a lot of money on her car. Now she only has a little money left to pay for her living expenses.

Correct answer: (c) a little

Your answer was: incorrect
Jessica spent a lot of money on her car. Now she only has much money left to pay for her living expenses.
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why did no.9 use a little ? please suggest .

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Only a littel money vs. much money #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 10, 2006 13:15 pm   Only a littel money vs. much money
 

You can not use the word only in connection with much. Only indicates that you don't have much money - you only have a little money left.
You could say I still have much/a lot money left.

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Only a littel money vs. much money #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 01, 2006 21:21 pm   Only a littel money vs. much money
 

Torsten wrote:
You can not use the word only in connection with much. Only indicates that you don't have much money - you only have a little money left.
You could say I still have much/a lot money left.

OK. But why I cannot use "a few" instead of "a little"? And, furthermore, what does "a little" mean? When can?have to use it? Thanks.
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"a little money" vs. "much money" #4 (permalink) Fri Sep 01, 2006 21:44 pm   "a little money" vs. "much money"
 

Hi Ted

Basically, it has to do with whether the nouns are "countable" or "uncountable".

You use a few and many with countable nouns:
He has a few dollars.
We don't have many suitcases.


You use a little and much with uncountable nouns:
She has a little money.
We don't have much luggage.

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