- Although it is a large city, few people live there.

One of my colleagues, who is qualified and experienced in ESL, believes that the above sentence is wrong from a semantic viewpoint. She says: How could a large city include few people?

And I think quite otherwise. I don't see any semantic problem with the word "few" in the sentence. Since I don't know the city, its physical size, or its population, the sentence can be correct if it means that although the city includes a large area of territory, it has rather few people actually living there, at least as compared with other cities of similar physical size. The sentence may or may not accurately describe the city.
Actually, she has a problem with "few" there.

What do you think?

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