How can I copy continue close current into buffer without getting into visual mode?

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That is, how to copy N words from cursor?

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    Ok I just learned about v3w. That works.. – zundarz Apr 23 '20 at 15:36
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    y3e if at the start of the word, else viw2ey? – Christian Brabandt Apr 23 '20 at 15:43

You can do y3w if you are at beginning of a word (so: yank 3 words) or by3w to get at the beginning of the word first (so: back yank 3 words)

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