had hardly spoken <a few> <any> words

sagar grammar

Senior Member
namaste,
Dear members.

Please see this sentence and tell me if one is or both are correct.

1- The president had hardly spoken a few words when the microphone stopped functioning.

In this sentence I felt "a few" is should be replaced by "any".
But I am not sure though.
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It needs fixing but not by replacing few.

    The president had hardly spoken only a few words when the microphone stopped functioning.
     
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