Question: Can A Few Mean 5?

What does give me a few mean?

to give blame, praise, etc..

Is a couple and a few the same?

Couple is used when referring to two things, as in “a couple of days ago,” whereas few and several are less specific. Few means “not many but some,” as in “The train leaves in a few minutes,” and several denotes more than the words couple and few do but implies lesser than the word many does.

How many is a few days?

A “few” typically refers to the vicinity of 3 to 7 of something. A few days would be longer than a couple (two) but shorter than a week (seven). So the time duration could range from three to six days and still be classified as a few.

What does within the next few days mean?

For me “in the next few days” is very specific, it means definitely before a week goes by, maybe 3-4 days. “In coming days” is rare, it is a more literary version of “in the coming days” which is also fairly literary and so, less commonly used.

How much is a few hours?

To give a flippant answer: “a few hours” is sixty times “a few minutes”, or one-twenty-fourth of “a few days”. As so many other answers have said, it is a non-specific number. But the term usually means higher than two (that would often be “a couple of hours”), but less than five or six.

How much is a few minutes?

couple of minutes…” means two minutes. “A few minutes…” means some short period, probably less than ten, although I have known some folks who would consider a few minutes to stretch out to almost an hour.

How many is a few?

While many people would agree that “a few” means three or more, the actual dictionary definition of “a few” is, “not many but more than one.” So, “a few” cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.

What is the difference between many and few?

As determiners the difference between many and few is that many is an indefinite large number of while few is (preceded by another determiner) an indefinite, but usually small, number of.

What does a few days ago mean?

Few days back is used when the uncertain day was short time back. Few days ago means that the uncertain day was a little longer back.

Is a few more than a couple?

12 Answers. A couple is usually two (a married couple), or sometimes ‘about two’ if you are being vague (a couple of dozen, a couple of inches). A few is more than a couple, but not as many as several.

How many is quite a few?

Quite a few is defined as when you have more than one or two of something. An example of quite a few is when you have ten books.

How many is a few and how many is several?

While many would agree that few means three or more, the dictionary definition is, “not many but more than one”. So, a few cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.

How many is a few weeks?

‘A few’ is basically a small number, more than two but not much more. If somebody tells me that something will be done in a few weeks and I trust them, I would take it to mean about 3 weeks, possibly 4 or 5 but not more than that. If they thought it would be about two weeks they’d have said ‘a couple of weeks’.

How long is a few years?

a few years, is more than a couple, but less than some, here we start losing numerical information, it could be anywhere from just 3 or from 3 to 5 years. a ‘handful’ of years would be about five, this one is not used as much for concepts like time, but I am including it for completeness.

What is more than a few?

“Several” is used to mean more than “some” but less than “many.” Again, there is no exact number. The dictionary says it means more than a few but not a great number. … “She has many toe socks” means that she has a number of toe socks, perhaps more than the number of regular socks.