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On 21 Feb 2010 at 11:05am How much is several wrote:
My son keeps asking me how much is several and how much is a few.

What do you think?
On 21 Feb 2010 at 11:52am No Pot Pourri wrote:
I always thought of several as the midway point between few and many.
On 21 Feb 2010 at 4:05pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It rather depends on what you're counting. If you're trying to get him to eat sprouts, 10 is "just a few". If you're trying to stop him eating biscuits, the 4 he has had is "several".
On 21 Feb 2010 at 4:17pm SAR wrote:
several = more than expected
few = less than expected
Several people reported it to the police but only a few pressed charges.
On 21 Feb 2010 at 6:16pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Pessimist says the glass is half empty. Optimist says it half full. The engineer says the glass is twice as big as it needss to be.
On 22 Feb 2010 at 11:28am Penguin wrote:
Either way, it'll soon be time for another drink !
On 22 Feb 2010 at 11:49am Sherlock wrote:
The politician says there would be more in the glass if my party was in power.
On 23 Feb 2010 at 8:37am expat two wrote:
I only wanted a half anyway
On 23 Feb 2010 at 11:48am Walken wrote:
One = 1
Couple = 2
Few = 3
Several = 4 or more
Many = 8 or more
Loads = 13 or more

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