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    "not few"?

    Is is incorrect to say "quite a few", "quite a lot", or "many" as "not few"?

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    Re: "not few"?

    No- 'quite a few/lot' are common enough. 'Not few' exists, but is less comon- it is generally used for some sort of emphasis.

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