# A few hundreds/hundreds

• 18-Jan-2013, 16:59
goodstudent
A few hundreds/hundreds
"I have a) b) c) of bags that I bought for my own use."

Which one is correct?
a) a few hundreds
b) a few hundred
c) hundreds

Thanks
• 18-Jan-2013, 17:07
emsr2d2
Re: A few hundreds/hundreds
B and C both fit.
• 18-Jan-2013, 17:10
goodstudent
Re: A few hundreds/hundreds
Does B and C both mean the same thing? Would a person assume B is more than C because B has the words "a few"?
• 18-Jan-2013, 17:12
emsr2d2
Re: A few hundreds/hundreds
There is no way of telling how many they mean. For me "a few hundred" would probably mean 300-900. "Hundreds" could be 200-900. I would be more likely to use "a couple of hundred" to mean 200 but that doesn't mean everyone would.
• 18-Jan-2013, 17:30
SoothingDave
Re: A few hundreds/hundreds
"B" doesn't work with the "of" there.
• 18-Jan-2013, 18:53
emsr2d2
Re: A few hundreds/hundreds
Quote:

Originally Posted by SoothingDave
"B" doesn't work with the "of" there.

You are completely correct! I didn't see it there at all and thought C said "hundreds of".