28.9.1 Particolarità in frasi negative

Nel capitolo precedente abbiamo visto che little e few si utilizzano soprattutto in frasi affermative. In frase negative si usano piuttosto much e many. Nella lingua parlata si preferiscono queste costruzioni.

espressioni equivalenti
  little not much; hardly any
  few not many; hardly any

esempi
  I only have little money.
  = I do not have much money.
  = I hardly have any money.
  They said only a little.
  = They did not say much.
  = They hardly said anything.
  Few people like thunderstorms.
  = Not many people like thunderstorms.
  = Hardly anybody likes thunderstorms.
  There were only a few apples in the basket.
  = There were not many apples in the basket.
  = There was hardly any apple in the basket.





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