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español de España
Hello, here's my question: what's more correct "She has little chance of getting the part" or "She has a little chance of getting the part"?

I think the correct option is the first one, but then again, other structures like "She has a slim chance..." sound perfectly ok to me. Any help will be appreciated, thank you
  • catb

    Senior Member
    English - American
    Hello! Little without the "a" in front has a negative connotation, not much or any. Instead "a little" has a more positive connotation such as some or a small amount. So in your phrase you want to go with the first option "little chance" if you mean that she has almost no chance of getting the part.

    Hope this helps!!
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