There is a little water in the pot. There is some water in the pot

There is a little water in the pot.

There is some water in the pot.

What is the difference between them?
How can I distinguish these sentences?
I am a bit confused.

Answer

“A little” has greater emphasis on there being a small amount than “some.” In that sense, “a little” is less than “some.”

For example, someone who leaves a pot on the stove for far too long and comes back might say “there is a little water in the pot” to express greater relief at a near miss of a much more dangerous situation, than “there is some water in the pot” which someone might say when there’s still plenty left – not too much that it’s in danger of boiling over, and not so little that it’s in danger of burning.

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