a few wonderful days/ a wonderful few days

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Li'l Bull

Senior Member
Spanish (Spain)
Hi, native speakers of English!

I'm unsure where to put the adjective (e.g. lovely, wonderful, etc.) in the following sentence:

I had a few wonderful/lovely days at the seaside.


I had a wonderful/lovely few days at the seaside.

I find this really tricky. Which is preferable and, if it's not too much to ask, why?

Thank you in advance.
  • waltern

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    To me, either is fine - the first puts the emphasis on the individual days (they were each wonderful, and there were a few of them) while the second puts the emphasis on the overall trip (it lasted a few days, and it was wonderful).
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