Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
The lake there was calm, with ____ or no wind to move a ship.
Correct Answer : b ) littleExplanation :
‘Little or few’ are the quantifiers, which means, not enough or exceedingly less.
‘Little’ and ‘a little’ are used for the uncountable noun. ‘Few’ and ‘a few’ are used for the countable noun.
‘a little’ and ‘a few’ means less but some.
‘little’ and ‘few’ means almost nothing.
In the given filler, it clearly says that there was no wind since the lake was calm. The wind is an uncountable noun, so we use ‘a little’.
Hence, option b is the correct answer.
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