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    some, several, or few angry men

    If you had to change the title of the movie "12 angry men", I mean to change the "12", what would be the best variant in your opinoin (I suppose all the three mean the same):

    Some angry men
    Several angry men

    or maybe
    Few angry men (can "12" be "few" in this context?)

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    Re: some, several, or few angry men

    A bunch of angry men
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    Re: some, several, or few angry men

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Few angry men (can "12" be "few" in this context?)
    Few angry man значит "Мало разгневанных мужчин..."
    Например, в предложении "Few angry men are capable of thinking rationally" - Мало кто из разгневанных мужчин способен мыслить рационально.
    Ты, очевидно, имела в виду A few angry men. Но и это в данном случае, на мой взгляд, не очень хорошо подходит, потому что 12 (в моём понимании - посмотрим, что нейтивы скажут) - это больше чем a few.
    Хотя, с другой стороны, кто-то, наверное, может сказать a few и о бóльшем количестве людей или предметов, если в понимании говорящего это число является небольшим.

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    Re: some, several, or few angry men

    The words several and few indicate a quantity that is too small for 12. The word some is the closest possible choice in theory but is so vague that you would never hear it in real life in such a context; more likely "a dozen."
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