Which is correct:
"a number of" or "a numbers of"?

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a number of

Correct. This phrase is commonly used in English to indicate an unspecified quantity of something.

Use 'a number of' when you want to refer to an unspecified quantity of something. It is followed by a plural noun.


  • A number of students attended the seminar.
  • There are a number of reasons why I can't go.
  • She has a number of books on her shelf.
  • We need a number of volunteers for the event.
  • A number of cars were parked outside.

a numbers of

Incorrect. 'A numbers of' is not a valid phrase in English.

The correct phrase is 'a number of.' 'A numbers of' is incorrect and should not be used in English.

Last updated: March 30, 2024

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