little to none vs little or none : Common Errors in English

little to none or little or none

The expression “little or none” is meant to describe a very narrow distinction, between hardly any and none at all: “The store's tomatoes had little or none of the flavor I get from eating what I grow in my garden.” The mistaken variation “little to none” blunts this expression's force by implying a range of amounts between two extremes.

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