90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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as a determiner (followed by a plural noun): Several buildings were damaged by the explosion.
as a pronoun: If you want to see Edward’s paintings, there are several in the city art gallery. (followed by ‘of’): ♦ I’ve introduced her to several of my friends. ♦ Several of us will be attending the conference.
as an adjective (after a word such as ‘the’, ‘his’, or ‘these’, and followed by a noun): Ariel is one of his several nieces. ♦ These past several weeks have been difficult for the whole family.