many / a few
nom collectif (people)
nom au pluriel régulier (reasons) /
nom au pluriel régulier irrégulier (feet)
The Guardian Media p. 29 10.7.2006
The Guardian University 2006 p. 10 18.8.2006
How Many Jobless [ adjectif nominalisé ]?
Monday, Mar. 17, 1930
How many workmen were jobless throughout the land last week
not even the President of the U.S. knew.
Government officials made guesses on unemployment,
colored more by partisan politics than by positive facts.
Senators flayed the Department of Labor
for its paltry system of gathering labor statistics.
The City of Milwaukee opened soup kitchens.
Bread lines stretched out in Brooklyn.
Manhattan's Bowery swarmed with sullen idle men.
Communists staged demonstrations
throughout the U.S. as well as abroad (see p. 21).
Though these things combined to make
the Hoover Administration acutely unemployment-conscious,
none of them answered the question:
how many jobless [ adjectif nominalisé ]?
LABOR: How Many
Jobless?, T, 17.3.1930,