willyumtx (willyumtx) wrote in linguaphiles,
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What a difference an "A" makes.

"Thousands of students applied for the study abroad program this year."

A) A few were successful.
B) Few were successful.

Are the two above choices substantially different or not?

Just wondering. Thanks!

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Thank you everyone! That helped me clear up the connotations.

Most excellent.
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