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    A few questions

    1) If I say: I've got some questions for you, would it be better to say: I've got a few questions for you?
    2) how to say an address in words. For instance: 40/1 XYZ Street ?
    3)The death of a young and charismatic President little more than two monts eralier had cast a pall on the national mood
    Cast a pall on or over?
    4) The sound lasted about 5 or six seconds
    Can I use: about 5 to six seconds
    or: from 5 to six seconds
    or: about 5 and 6 seconds?


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    Re: A few questions

    I am not a teacher, but here is my suggestion:
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    1) If I say: I've got some questions for you, would it be better to say: I've got a few questions for you?

    - Correct statements:

    I've got some questions for you.
    I've got few questions for you

    2) how to say an address in words. For instance: 40/1 XYZ Street ?

    - 40 by 1, XYZ street

    3)The death of a young and charismatic President little more than two monts eralier had cast a pall on the national mood

    - `On' the national mood

    4) The sound lasted about 5 or six seconds

    - The sound lasted for around 5 to 6 seconds


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    Re: A few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by imanuragjain View Post
    I am not a teacher, but here is my suggestion:
    ===================================

    1) If I say: I've got some questions for you, would it be better to say: I've got a few questions for you?

    - Correct statements:

    I've got some questions for you.
    I've got few questions for you No = this meansI do not have many questions for you, and is not an alternative to I have some questions for you, whereas ...a few questions... is an alternative.
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    Re: A few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) If I say: I've got some questions for you, would it be better to say: I've got a few questions for you? Not better, just another way of saying it.
    2) how to say an address in words. For instance: 40/1 XYZ Street ? Apt. 1, 40 XYZ Street.
    3)The death of a young and charismatic President little more than two monts eralier had cast a pall on the national mood
    Cast a pall on or over over the national mood.
    4) The sound lasted about 5 or six seconds
    Can I use: about 5 to six seconds
    or: from 5 to six seconds
    or: about 5 and 6 seconds?
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    Cool Re: A few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) If I say: I've got some questions for you, would it be better to say: I've got a few questions for you?
    In addition to what Anglika said, some can also mean certain:

    There were a few (= two, three, etc.) children waiting to enter the school.
    There were some
    (= certain) children I didn't know personally.

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