Verbs Have and Let:
In order to express
the notion of having someone else do something
for you, use a form of have + the
--I'm having my mail
(Someone else is forwarding it for you.)
--I had my house
(Someone painted it for you.)
NOTE: The -ed
form (past participle) is used after have
to give a passive meaning.
Let in a causative
sense means to permit:
--Please let me help
--Don't let them leave!
Do not use an infinitive
Using A Few, Few, A Little, and Little
A few and few are used with plural count
--a few friends,
few ideas, a few things to do, etc.
A little and little
are used with noncount nouns:
--little money, a
little rain, a little wind, etc.
NOTE: Few and little
give a negative idea, conveying the notion
that something is largely absent:
--They have very
--We have few options remaining.
NOTE: A few and a
little give a positive idea, indicating
that something exists or is present:
--I have a little
free time today.
--Do you have a few moments?