Question: Is A Few More Than A Couple?

What does the next couple of weeks mean?

: the upcoming two : the next two Our schedule is booked solid for the next couple of weeks..

Does a few mean 2 or 3?

Actually, no. 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 many is a few?

Actually, no. 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 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.

How many is a couple or a few?

A couple is generally around two, a few is more than that, but usually less than five, and several is around five or more, a number that can be severed into smaller groups.

What does a couple of minutes mean?

When people use this phrase, they usually mean approximately two, not exactly two. In very informal usage, you may hear a couple of + more, as in: a couple of more minutes. a couple of more days. a couple of more questions.

What is most as a percentage?

While “most” literally just means more than half, it is best used to mean something like 60% to 90%. Below 60% you should consider terms like “more than half” or “a small majority”. Above 90% you get in the territory of “almost all” or “a large majority”. Of course, this depends on context.

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.

How much 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.

How many is a couple of weeks?

two weekscouple of weeks means two weeks ?

Can a few mean 5?

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.

Can most mean all?

most – this is in the direction of ‘all’ and is comparative, meaning more than any other. The general idea is that it is ‘almost all’ but because it is so vague, it can be used for anything that is more than anything else.