How many days are in a few days?
A “few” typically refers to the vicinity of 3 to 7 of something.
A few days would be longer than a couple (two) but shorter than a week (seven).
So the time duration could range from three to six days and still be classified as a few..
How many is a few?
Actually, no. While many would agree that few means three or more, the dictionary definition is, “not many but more than one”. So, a few cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.
What does in the next few days mean?
in a few days is also idiomatic, as is in the next few days; but both the last two are ambiguous and can be interpreted to mean 3 days or 30 days; because few does not say much, and in a communication such as this, it can be used to be ambiguous on purpose: “some more or less short period of time*.
What several days mean?
If you eat four donuts you can say you had several but you may have had too many — especially if you get a stomach-ache. Several is a word that shows size or number when you can’t be specific or when you want to summarize. If three, four, or five of you hang out, then you’re spending time with several friends.