28.9.2 Sonstige Besonderheiten

Bei little und few sind einige Besonderheiten zu beachten.

Steigerung von little little - less - least
Steigerung von few few - fewer - fewest
Viel weniger (im Singular) much less; far less
viel weniger (im Plural) many fewer; far fewer
Redewendung: ganz schön viele quite a few
first, last und next im Bezug auf Zeit wird oft mit few verwendet

Nachfolgend wieder ein paar Beispiele:

They have now less money than before, but more happiness.
The least you can do is to talk to him before you leave.
This year there were fewer guests at the party.
He had the fewest mistakes in the last test.
This year we had far (much) less snow than last year.
Nowadays far (many) fewer children are born.
During our trip we made quite a few new friends.
The first few days after her stay in hospital were difficult.
The next few weeks will show whether we are right or wrong.

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