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    Default a few, many, a little

    I'm really having some trouble here.
    Please pick one or more and why?


    Could you buy me ________ stamps, please?

    A. many
    B. a few
    C. a little
    D. much
    E. a lot of
    F. lots of
    g. several
    h. enough
    I. any

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    Default Re: a few, many, a little

    Quote Originally Posted by sotnad View Post
    I'm really having some trouble here.
    Please pick one or more and why?


    Could you buy me ________ stamps, please?

    A. many
    B. a few
    C. a little
    D. much
    E. a lot of
    F. lots of
    g. several
    h. enough
    I. any
    Possible are : A, B, E, F, G. H is also possible if the listener knows how many are enough.

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    Default Re: a few, many, a little

    Could you buy me ________ stamps, please?

    A. many Unlikely - we tend to prefer E.
    B. a few - Possible
    C. a little No - stamps is plural.
    D. much No - stamps is plural.
    E. a lot of - OK
    F. lots of - Possible
    g. several - Possible
    h. enough - Possible if, as Mike said, the listener know how many enough is.
    I. any -No

    The speaker is far more likely to specify a number than use any of these.

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