Little / Less
Little refers to non-countable nouns, and is used with the singular form. Less is the comparative form of little. Use less in comparative structures, especially before uncountable nouns. For example:
- I have less homework to do today than I had yesterday.
- I have little homework to do before I leave.
Examples for little / less
- It rained less last month than it has so far this month.
- She has little time to spare.
- I need to eat less butter
- He has little interest in what others have to say.
- It takes less time to weed the garden than it used to.
- I have little information to share on the matter.
- Mary sings less than she did in high school.
- The teacher has very little patience with those who don’t study.
Little / less exercises
Decide whether you have to use little or less:
- I have _______ interest in classical music.
- I have _______ faith in him.
- We need _______ furniture in this dance hall than in the big one.
- You have to drink _______ coffee.
- He has _______ money than I thought.
- Tonight I drank _______ wine than last night.
- She dedicates _______ time to her homework than to her hobbies.
- This will take _______ time to finish than the last time we tried.