Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.91)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


The world has seen small real attempt at population and resource planning.

[A]. few
[B]. little
[C]. less
[D]. a few
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option B


No answer description available for this question.

Raja said: (Jan 28, 2012)  
Why? can any one explain?

Baishakhi said: (Jul 11, 2013)  
"real attempt at population and resource planning" cannot be counted so that we use little before that part.

Venki said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
Please explain clearly.

Anonmyous said: (Sep 22, 2015)  

We could also use few for uncountable why go for little?

Deepak said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
No we don't use few for uncountable things.

Vishrut said: (Sep 25, 2015)  
Little -> No.

A little -> Very few.

Jubair said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
few -> almost zero (used with countable noun).
little -> almost zero (used with uncountable noun).

A few -> small amount (used with countable noun).
A little -> small amount (used with uncountable noun).

The world has seen small (either zero or very small in number ) real attempt (uncountable) at population and resource planning.

So the answer will be either 'little' or 'A little'. Little will be the answer as A little is not there in the option.

Manisha said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
Thank you @Jubair.

Pooja said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
It is very helpful Thank you @Jubair.

Singh said: (Sep 26, 2016)  
Thanks @Jubair.

Vani Sharma said: (Feb 24, 2017)  
How "real attempt " is uncountable ?

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