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Avoid these words. Seriously.

good many, a

a great many
. A large number of, as in
A good many checks have come in already
, or
We saw only a few hikers on the trail, when we had thought there would be a great many
. The first term dates from the early 1800s, the variant from the late 1600s. Also see
The American HeritageĀ® Idioms Dictionary
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