Its been a long several days
grammarly objects to my use of 'a' with 'days' - I think its ok because in this case I'm using 'several days' in a singular form - not as a pural. I am referring to the several days together as a group, not referring to a string of several days.
"A long several days to be sure…would you do that again, Miss Mercy Evans?
Semantically, it's our assumption that adjectives are by nature intersective; Saying "a small green ball" generally means that the ball is both small and green, and not something totally different. In other languages, there's also been evidence that the determiner and modifiers also take the number of the noun, as in "los manos rojos", but I'm not sure if this applies in English. I would just rely on your intuition here; if it sounds right, it usually is.
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