Does "a few" take a singular or plural verb in present simple tense?
- A few men lifts the table.
- A few men lift the table.
- A few frogs jumps out of the lake.
- A few frogs jump out of the lake.
I have searched the same question on Google Search, but I see both answers. Which one is correct? How come "a few" is plural? Even though it refers to many, "a" makes "few" a singular, so it should take a singular verb, right?
Should I always put "a" in front of "few"? For example, are the following correct?
- Few men lift the table.
- Few frogs jump out of the lake.