In connection with a little / a few people often speak of countable nouns and uncountable nouns. Countable nouns have a singular and a plural form. In plural, these nouns can be used with a number (that's why they are called 'countable nouns'). Countable nouns take a few.
Similarly, you may ask, is traffic countable or uncountable?
When used as a countable noun, jam typically refers to traffic congestion: I always get caught in traffic jams. Here are some more examples of nouns which can be either countable or uncountable, depending on meaning. When used as a countable noun, air has two different meanings.
Is several countable or uncountable?
Pick the right quantifier
|Only with uncountable nouns||With all types of nouns||Only with countable nouns|
|a little||no, none, not any||a few|
|a bit of||some||a number of|
|a great deal of||a lot of, lots of||a great number of|
Is the word chocolate countable or uncountable?
Countable & Uncountable nouns (2) Some words can be both countable and uncountable depending on how they are used. In a box of chocolates, the chocolates are countable and you can take one. When you have a bar of chocolate the chocolate is uncountable and you can take some.