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International Post-a-Poll day. [Nov. 7th, 2006|09:14 am]
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easterbunny has declared today to be International Post-a-Poll day, and so I am obliging.

Also, London people: have any of you got a power sander I could borrow?Juliet is the source of all things DIY.

N.B. livejournal still isn't sending out comment notifications.



The questions in the following poll are presented in alphabetical order. Please answer for the general case, not the occasional exception.

Which of these numbers of things could be described as "a couple"?

1
0(0.0%)
2
41(67.2%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Which of these numbers of things could be described as "a few"?

1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
8(13.3%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(1.7%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Which of these numbers of things could be described as "several"?

1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(1.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(1.7%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

How fluent in English do you consider yourself to be?

As fluent as a native speaker.
55(91.7%)
Pretty good, though people can tell it's not my first language.
3(5.0%)
I can get by, but I'd not go as far as "pretty good".
1(1.7%)
Other.
1(1.7%)

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Comments:
[User Picture]From: lnr
2006-11-07 10:18 am (UTC)
It depends a lot on context. In some contexts "a couple" can only be 2, but informally I do use it for "2 or 3". You need to be talking on a reasonably large scale for 10 to be "a few". Like Juliet I'm not quite sure if and when 2 can be "a few", but I can't quite rule it out.
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