What Are Their Main Differences?
'A number of' refers to a flexible large number that is close to the exact number. 'Several' means more than a few and it refers to a smaller number.
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In this example, it means that the books were not a lot, maybe 3 to 15 books.
In this example, we don't know the exact number. It refers to a large indeterminate number.
Common Grammatical Rules
- 'Several' and 'A number of':
They are both followed by plural nouns.
They are both followed by plural verbs.
They mean the same.
Recently, they discovered
My aunt has