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belly_ttt

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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?
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?
 

imanuragjain

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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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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 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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Anglika

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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? 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 :tick:
or: from 5 to six seconds :tick:
or: about 5 and 6 seconds:cross:?
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engee30

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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?

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.
:cool:
 
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