a number of
- A number of people have commented on it.
- There are a number of problems with the log-in system.
- Several of.
- I spoke with a number of them about it.
- This a leading example of the structure of a partitive construction. Other words that behave the same way as number does are dozen, quantity, score, hundred, army, lakh, mob, lot, plethora, myriad, herd.