plusieurs vs de nombreux

TemiB2Kwiziq community member

plusieurs vs de nombreux

What is the difference between these two and why isn't plusieurs an acceptable alternative. 

Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Temi,

Both are adjectives, but it is a matter of context and degree of quantity.

"nombreux"  --> numerous / a great many

"plusieurs"  -->  several (a number of)

If the intention was to highlight the extent of this "syndrome" and how many people had been affected by it then "nombreux" is probably the most appropriate.

But if only a limited number had suffered, then the issue is not so extensive and "plusieurs" could be most appropriate.

Hope this helps

Jim

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