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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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 13:49
  • Why wouldn't you upvote the answer?
    – Hector von
    Mar 21, 2017 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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