English - Native speakers
posted by Mark .
Can we say : Scientist have a little hope of finding a cure for cancer or little hope.Can we say both? A little means positive and little negative
Scientists have little hope of finding a cure for cancer.
Notice the plural form: Scientists
To say someone has "a little hope" means they really do have hope that something will happen.
To say someone has "little hope" means that they have almost no hope that something will happen.
can we use here a lot of hope?
Yes, that would work.
Is it better to use a little or little in the following example?
If you have__________ time could you come and help me do my homework
We use the article in this sentence -- a little.