WordReference English Collocations © 2019

a number of

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a number of [people, men, women, children]
  2. [there were, I saw] a number of [people, them]
  3. a number of [fans, spectators, guests, visitors]
  4. (have) had a number of [candidates, applicants, entrants]
  5. a number of [meanings, consequences, uses, synonyms]
  6. [has, could have] a number of [meanings]
  7. a number of [parameters, clauses, regulations]
  8. a number of [reasons, motives, clues]
  9. a number of [possible, potential, plausible] reasons
  10. for [a, any] number of reasons
  11. in a number of cases
  12. a number of [times, occasions, items]
  13. have asked you a number of times
  14. on a number of occasions
  15. there are a number of [similar, other, better, cheaper, worse]
  16. a number of you have asked (me)
  17. I have a number of questions (to ask)
  18. a number of questions (that) remain unanswered
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