何 + counter + か - Grammar Discussion

some
several
a few

Structure

  • + counter +
  • いく + counter +
  • いくつか = general counter for things

[The meaning of / いく + counter + is closer to ‘at least two, but perhaps more’ than ‘multiple’]

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What’s the difference between this construction and just using the prefix 数?

Like:

数年 vs 何年か

When do I use 何 and when do I use いく?

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The last link ‘Counter practice!’ has had a url change, it can now be found here.

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@Ambo100 Thank you for letting us know and thank you for providing the new link. I have updated the Readings section. Cheers!

I’d like to know as well - it doesn’t allow いく in
なんさつかほんやまのようにゆかまれていた。
but I can’t tell why not.

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I’m a little confused. I have found some sites saying thay these counter expressions can’t follow が because they don’t work like nouns.

For example:

このアニメの何話かを見たと思う

Shouldn’t it be このアニメを何話か見たと思う or このアニメの何話か見たと思う without を at all?