# How long is a few weeks?

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If someone says they will be making an announcement in a few weeks how long would you guess they mean?

• approximately 3 wks.

• The context of the statement will help determine what is an acceptable amount of time for “a few weeks”.

What other factors are involved that may affect the timing of the announcement?

Have you heard this person use the term “few”, and if so, what do you think their sense of “a few weeks” means? These are the questions I would consider.

Source(s): B.S. Psychology
• Dearie, it depends on what region of the country you are in. In the South, only another Southern can tell you how far “yonder” is. To one person a few weeks may be only two. To another, it can be six or more. It’s the individual that’s making the statement that determines the length.

Source(s): life
• 2-3 weeks

• Roughly 3 weeks.

• 3 weeks would be my guess

1 = a

2 = a couple

3 = a few

at least that’s what i went by!

anything over 3 is a month or = a while!

• couple of week but not more than 5 weeks

• More than a couple weeks, less than several weeks.

• A couple is two, a few is three and several is more than three but less than five!!

• Up to but not exceeding twenty-one days, and if it is for work related, I would count work days only.