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In the examples below, can 'some' be replaced with 'about', 'around'?
And also, are sentences below a correct usage of the word 'some'?

1) Some hundred people
2) annual production of some 35 million units
3) In 13 months, I flew to 14 countries and gave some hundred talks
4) he found his teen pal some 50 years later
5) annual production of some 35 million units

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    Yes, it can and yes, they are. It is also more formal that about or around. Especially in news writing about business/economics, for numbers. some is the same but shorter than approximately. – Lambie Apr 24 '16 at 18:50
  • @Lambie could you add this as an answer? – Sergey Apr 24 '16 at 19:48
  • And then there's "Some pig!", which has a different meaning entirely. – Hot Licks Apr 24 '16 at 20:17
  • Then, there's what the lady of the night said to the computer...too. – Lambie Apr 24 '16 at 20:33
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Yes, it can and yes, they are. It is also more formal than about or around. Especially in news writing about business/economics, for numbers. /some/ is the same as approximately but a shorter word.

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Yes all three can be used interchangeably.

Some: an unspecified number or amount of people or things. "here are some of our suggestions"

Around: (used with a number or quantity) approximately. "software costs would be around £1,500"

About: (used with a number or quantity) approximately. "reduced by about 5 per cent"

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