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    over as little as 5 days.

    hello, in the following sentence, how many days there are exactly? exactly 5 days? at least 5 days? maximum 5 days?

    over as little as 5 days.

    thank you.

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    #2

    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    I would say there is no way to determine the exact number of days.

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    #3

    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    I'd say it excludes less than 5 days.

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    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    It is not a sentence. It is a phrase, and it should be "over as few as five days."
    Last edited by probus; 22-Jan-2016 at 05:05.

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    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    You have a typo, probus, in "as".
    In any case, I don't agree. It's a period of 5 days that's being referred to, not five distinct days. "... over as little time as five days."

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    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by saba_001 View Post
    Hello. In the following sentence, how many days ​are there are exactly? Exactly 5 days, at least 5 days or a maximum of 5 days?

    "... over as little as 5 days."

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above, marked in red.

    As you've been told, it's a phrase, not a complete sentence. It could be used in something like "I write children's books. I can write one in/over as little as five days". That means that the speaker can complete a book in a very short time and that sometimes it only takes five days. They can write the book in a period of time that is as short as five days.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: over as little as 5 days.

    saba, I have changed your original thread title.

    As I think you already know:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'



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    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    Thank you very much. You are reason.
    I have a question, as a result, can i say that number of days in the phrase is: 0<number of days is<=5 . Can i say?

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    Re: over as little as 5 days.

    Ok, thank you.

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    Re: what is the meaning this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by saba_001 View Post
    Thank you very much. You are reason.
    I have a question, as a result, can i say that number of days in the phrase is: 0<number of days is<=5 . Can i say?
    No. 5<=number of days.
    I am not a teacher.

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