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LampPro Tip 1/3
Approximate QuantityPlay
Use 'several' when the exact number is unknown or unnecessary to specify. SlideI've read several books by that author.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Quantity ImpactPlay
'Several' implies enough quantity to be noteworthy but not overwhelming. SlideSeveral students volunteered for the project.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Not PrecisePlay
Avoid 'several' when precision is required; it is not specific. SlideSeveral hours could mean three or maybe eight.