Rubbish asked in 社會與文化語言 · 8 years ago

a number of 和 many

a number of有many的意思嗎?

我查字典好像都只有寫等同several或some,但又看到很多中文線上字典寫也可等於many?

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  • James
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
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    A few 少數幾個, 兩三個A couple of 少數幾個, 同 a few. 有時可以指兩個.Several 數個, 三五個. 比 a few多 一兩 個, 但也不多.Many 很多個 A number of 有些個, 但不明確是多還是少. 比方說 A number of Americans believe itis bad to… 美國有三億人口, 這句話只表明有些人認為…但到底有一億或兩億人認為, 句子裡並沒交代 注意: 在某些情況下, a few 僅表達和自己的主觀想法所對比的相對少的數量, 有可能指“幾十人”. 例: There wereonly a few people at the train station yesterday. (或許平常總有幾百人)

  • 8 years ago

    James+1! very nicely explained "a number of".

  • 柏伍
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    a number of +複數可數名詞

    many +複數可數名詞

    基本上相同。

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