- Does a few mean 3 or 5?
- How many is several hours?
- How long is a couple of hours?
- How long is a couple minutes?
- How long is a few minutes?
- Is a couple more than a few?
- How many is a few?
- How much is a couple of days?
- Is several more than many?
- What are several minutes?
- What is meant by a few days?
- How many is several days?
- Is 4 a few or several?
- What does a few days ago mean?
- What does within the next few days mean?
Does a few mean 3 or 5?
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 several hours?
So two or three hours means a few hours, and six, twelve or fifteen hours means several.
How long is a couple of hours?
about two hoursA couple of hours connotes a time period of about two hours, maybe one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours. A few hours is more vague; its meaning depends on context.
How long is a couple minutes?
Literally speaking a couple of minutes is 2 minutes, and few minutes is anything more than one minute. (Back in a minute means one minute to be exact!). So “a minute” < “couple of minutes” <= “few minutes”.
How long is a few minutes?
The answer is that there is no hard-and-fast answer. What “a few” means to me might be different than what “a few” means to you. So, if you tell someone you’ll be there “in a few minutes,” the two of you might understand that to mean, say, less than five minutes, but one of you might mean something slightly longer.
Is a couple more than a few?
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?
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.
How much is a couple of days?
Literally, couple means two. But the phrase can be used as an idiom at times which usually means a few days, ranging from 2 to 5 days. The speaker is not so precise as to how many days it will be, but is sure that it falls between the range of days given.
Is several more than many?
“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.
What are several minutes?
Several minutes is 8 to 12 minutes in my book.
What is meant by a few days?
A ‘few’ means (roughly) 3-10; not many: ‘a few days’ = ‘several days’ ‘A few’ can be used for ‘two’ as well, but it isn’t usually more than 8-10.
How many is several days?
Two is a “couple” and more than two or three is several. If you eat four donuts you can say you had several but you may have had too many — especially if you get a stomach-ache. Several is a word that shows size or number when you can’t be specific or when you want to summarize.
Is 4 a few or several?
She thinks “a few” refers to “maybe 2-3 items” while “several” refers to “maybe 3-6.” Her husband says “a few” is 4-7 items. Few is the opposite of many. It derives from words having the meaning of “small” and “little.” It is related to Latin paucus (little, few) and even puer (child/boy).
What does a few days ago mean?
A few days back suggests that the speaker is relating to recent past. “ Ago” refers to something. far back in time. One may say ‘a few months back’, but.
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.