Non-numerical words for quantities

Non Numerical Words for Quantities

English language has a 'number of words' that specify or describe approximate quantities. The words self are not numbers, they only describe a figure or a sum.

“We saw a couple of lions on our Safari”.
“She drinks a few cups of coffee each day”.
“He makes about 4 grand a year”.
“Could you get me a dozen of eggs, please”. 

“We saw a couple of lions on our Safari”.
“She drinks a few cups of coffee each day”.
“He makes about 4 grand a year”.
“Could you get me a dozen of eggs, please”. 

Let's see how many of these words and many others include

A brace –  2 
referring to identical objects

A couple – 2
though loosely refers to a few of something

A duo – 2 
referring to people, especially in musical performances

A pair – 2
often refers to identical objects

A trio – 3
referring to people working or collaborating especially in musical performances

A few – 3
3 of something

A quartet – 4
referring to people working or collaborating especially in musical performances

A half a dozen
6 of something

A decade 
10 years | occasionally also 10 of something

A dozen
12 of something, often related to food

A baker’s dozen
13 of something

A score
20 of something

A century
a 100 years

A gross
or 12 dozen

A grand
often used when we speak about money

A great gross
or 12 gross

A myriad
originally 10.000, but now loosely referring to a very large quantity

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