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I dont know whether to choose few or little in sentences like : "I bought a little/ a few too many apples for us to eat so some of them ended up spoiling."

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    You can drop both and just keep "... bought too many ...". If you have to choose between little and few, pick few in this case. – Lawrence Mar 11 '17 at 13:18
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    Only "a few" is possible. It means that you bought a small number of apples more than you needed to. – BillJ Mar 11 '17 at 13:35
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    A few is for countable things (like apples); little would go with too much for non-countable things, like a little too much flour. – stangdon Mar 11 '17 at 13:49
  • Why wouldn't you upvote the answer? – Hector von Mar 21 '17 at 10:53
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As @stangdon comments, a few is for countable things (like apples); little would go with too much for non-countable things, like a little too much flour. Here it is in pictures (link1, link2)...

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