کلمه یFew (کم، اندک، کمی) همیشه با اسمهای قابل شمارش بکار برده می شوند و عدم یا نبودن چیزی یا شخص را رسانده و همیشه با اسم جمع و فعل جمع همراه است و معنی جمله همیشه میل به منفی دارد.
There were Few children in the garden.
(چند تا) a few
با اسمهای قابل شمارش و با فعل جمع بکار می رود و وجود چند چیز را می رساند (مثبت) حتی به تعداد کم
He has a Few friends in this city
She has a few books (she has some books.)
They have few books. (They don’t have many books)
I’m lucky that pay day is only a few days away.
There are a few potatoes in the refrigerator.
The school psychologist worried that Noriko had few friends.
They had to rewrite a few sections in the program because they weren’t clear.
I have a few dollars I can lend you.
I need to buy a few things.
Right now, I have few kitchen things.
She will need a few groceries.
He can also get a few other things.
Few people understand the difference.
I need a few things from the stores.
Quite a few people are going to arrive early.
I try to visit my parents every few weeks.
There seem to be fewer tourists around this year.
We’ve had a few replies.
Very few students learn Latin now.
منبع: سلام زبان