"In a couple of minutes."
"Take a few more bites."
"You can take a couple of more."
"Eat a couple more carrots and you can be excused."
"In a few mniutes."
"I'll be out in a couple of minutes."
"A couple more minutes then it is time for bed."
We use the words "few" and "couple" all the time with the kids. My definition of couple and few are pretty much the same thing. They both mean less than 10 but more than one and "few" is a slightly higher value than "couple." Anything over 10, I consider a "bunch".
Lauren has taught Maxfield her definitions of the words.
"Couple" is two. No more no less. "Few" is three, no more or no less.
Max's new knowledge and definition of the words is causing some issues in our house. When I say a couple or few I am thinking less than 10. He is thinking exact.
Let's just say he has 7 pieces of carrotts on his dinner plate. I, being the parent, want him to eat at least more than half of the carrots. So I say, "Eat a couple more carrots." I am thinking 4 or 5.
Max will eat just two carrots and argue with me that I said "couple".
Or maybe we are sharing a bag of Swedish Fish and I tell Max he can have a few. I am thinking about 7 or 8. Max will get upset because he thinks I am only giving him 3.
I made the mistake, while giving the kids some grapes, telling Max he could have a "couple more" and then saying Wyatt could have "few more". Max was beside himself that I was giving Wyatt more.
How do you define couple, few and bunch?