I have known "some" refers to either "a few, several" or "unspecific portion of a group that could be 30% or 70% whatever". I usually interprete "some" with the latter, but sometimes some "some" are confusing.
Does this "some" mean the former or the latter? Like "3 to 5 days" or "30 days or 50 days or whatever"?
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Last edited by keannu; 05-Dec-2012 at 02:00.
Thanks a lot! Can you tell me in which cases I can interprete "some" as "a few"?
Like in "I brought some cookies to my kids."?
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In Korean English dictionaries, "some" is defined as "a few", giving such a prejudice to Korean learners, but I found nothing like that in English-English dictionaries like Some | Define Some at Dictionary.com.
Now I realize I shouldn't interpret it as "a small number of a few like two or three or four, etc", I have done so, but your advice confirms it.
Just one last question! I got confused to see this definition in the Korean English dictionary, some ::
I thought "some" can be 10% or 50% or even 90% of something, but this says it's a few, So can't "some of a group" be 90% sometimes?
[NOUN] If you refer to some of the people or things in a group, you mean a few of them but not all of them. If you refer to some of a particular thing, you mean a part of it but not all of it.