A good many students...


Can I say ‘A good few’ and ‘A good many’?

1- A good many students understood the teacher.
2- A good few students were absent that day.


Hi Tom

Just to add the link to the recent Amy’s and Alan’s answers given on the topic :slight_smile:

‘a good few’ = ‘a good many’?

Hi Tom

I think Tamara had a thread asking about these expressions, so I think Tamara should reply. :wink:


EDIT: Oops! She already has. :smiley:

Hi Tom,

In one word - yes. By using good in this context, you indicate considerable as in a good many emphasising the word many and a good few emphasising few.