a few  

  • Pronom
    1. A small number of things.
      1. Regrets, I've had a few, but then again too few to mention.
  • Déterminant
    1. A small number of. Not zero but more than two.
    2. Plus d'exemples
      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
        • That shirt still has a few more wrinkles to iron out.
        • He was in the back for a few minutes. Turned out he was dropping a dime on Ralph.
        • I agreed to answer a few questions, but I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.
      2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
        • A few triaperturate pollen grains possibly belonging to Normapolles complex indicate that the vegetation from the Velaux region was probably composed of both gymnosperms (Coniferales) and angiosperms.
        • A few days after Bailey's success, on June 16, in Boston, Dr. Dwight Harken successfully performed his first valvulotomy for mitral stenosis.
        • A few iconoclasts insist that bulbs can reflower, and you may be proving them right, but it is more likely that you started with at least two bulbs similar in size.
      3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
        • The name "Appalachia" evokes a host of popular images and stereotypes: feuds, individualism, moonshine, subsistence farming, quilting bees, illiteracy, and dueling banjos, to name just a few.
        • The area was plagued by all sorts of vermin: fleas, lice, mice, and rats to name a few.

    Meaning of a few for the defined word.

    Grammaticalement, ce idiome "a few" est un déterminant. C'est aussi un pronom.
    • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
      1. Déterminants
        • Pronoms
        Définition: Niveau 6
        Précis    ➨     Polyvalent

        Other Vocabulary

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