a few/a little hair left

Sparrow22

Senior Member
Argentina-Spanish
Hello everybody!

This sentence appears in a test for intermediate students:

My grandfather is 80 and only has a few/a little hair left. (choose the correct option)

The right answer should be a little, as hair is an uncountable noun, but it doesn´t sound good... is that right?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • chacahua

    Senior Member
    Midwestern American English
    Thanks Agró, but it really sounds strange or it´s just my imagination? :confused:
    Sounds perfect. It's just like saying "a little bit of hair left."

    Also:
    Thanks Agró, but it really sounds strange to me (or is it just my imagination?)
    Thanks Agró, but it really sounds strange to me. Or is it just my imagination?
    Thanks Agró, but it really sounds strange to me -- or is it just my imagination?

    The point with the various examples is that you really should separate the two phrases somehow or another. Running them both together just doesn't look or sound right. The part with "to me" is just an option, but I think it's more what you were trying to say.
     

    Sparrow22

    Senior Member
    Argentina-Spanish
    Thanks Chacahua for your explanation. I was in a rush, that´s why I made that mistake. I was just focusing on the question and not on my writing.
    Thanks for correcting me.
     
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