Re: Some more
by shashi singh on Apr 21, 2013 09:32 PM
reply you back, Revert you back, since/from, think/thought etc. I have also heard.. Batsman/bastman, asked/aksed... We Indians try very amusing word and create a new word without even knowing.. But I get amused and do mistake still.
Re: A FEW v/s FEW
by R Chakravarti on Apr 16, 2013 10:47 AM
Wrong. The first means there are not many, i.e. you want to convey that the number is small. In the second, you want to emphasise that there are some; the number is not zero. And you should never say "very less"; it is not there at all in English. Correct equivalents are "very little", "very low" or "very few", depending on the context.
Re: Re: A FEW v/s FEW
by Vikas bhutda on Apr 16, 2013 05:50 PM
Mr. Chakravarti, I am confused. How do you differentiate not many and some in the above comment. It may be a thin line but I'm not getting it. Kindly elaborate. I agree with your comment on 'very less'.
Re: Re: Re: A FEW v/s FEW
by R Chakravarti on Apr 17, 2013 08:39 AM
Sorry for not being clear. There are few means you want to emphasise that the number is small. There are a few means you are emphasising that the number is not zero.