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    A few hundreds/hundreds

    "I have a) b) c) of bags that I bought for my own use."

    Which one is correct?
    a) a few hundreds
    b) a few hundred
    c) hundreds


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    Re: A few hundreds/hundreds

    B and C both fit.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A few hundreds/hundreds

    Does B and C both mean the same thing? Would a person assume B is more than C because B has the words "a few"?

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    Re: A few hundreds/hundreds

    There is no way of telling how many they mean. For me "a few hundred" would probably mean 300-900. "Hundreds" could be 200-900. I would be more likely to use "a couple of hundred" to mean 200 but that doesn't mean everyone would.
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    Re: A few hundreds/hundreds

    "B" doesn't work with the "of" there.

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    Re: A few hundreds/hundreds

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "B" doesn't work with the "of" there.
    You are completely correct! I didn't see it there at all and thought C said "hundreds of".

    Goodstudent, please disregard my previous answer. Only C is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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