I would say there is no way to determine the exact number of days.
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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.
I'd say it excludes less than 5 days.
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 04:05.
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."
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.
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.'
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?
Ok, thank you.
I am not a teacher.