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    Default use of "a few" in questions

    Hi everyone, I have a question about quantifiers. Can we use "a few" in questions instead of "some" ? For example; is it grammatically correct to say " Would you like a few biscuits? "
    Thank you so much...

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    Default Re: use of "a few" in questions

    Quote Originally Posted by tschansey61 View Post
    Hi everyone, I have a question about quantifiers. Can we use "a few" in questions instead of "some" ? For example; is it grammatically correct to say " Would you like a few biscuits? "
    Thank you so much...
    There's no grammatical reason you couldn't say this, but a native speaker would rarely phrase a question that way.

    Would you like some biscuits?
    Do you want any biscuits?

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