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    countable nouns

    When I should use a few and many with the plural of countable nouns

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    Re: countable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by nataly
    When I should use a few and many with the plural of countable nouns
    "A few" is used to indicate a small number in a positive way, "few" is used to indicate a small number in a negative way, and "many" is used to indicate a large number.

    For example:

    "I have read a few books" - I have read a small number of books, but I think it's quite a lot.

    "I have read few books" - I have hardly read any books at all.

    "I have read many books" - I never stop reading.

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