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Daffodil100

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Following the arrest at Heathrow, having flown in from a Christmas break in Dubai, Davidson was taken to a London police station where he was questioned for a several hours.

This is excerpted from the Daily Mail.

Is it okay to remove " a" from "several hours"? I was told that "a" should be followed by singular nouns.

Thank you
 
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