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To clarify a bit (we are all in this together as they say) It is important to note that there is more to the confession of number and kind of mortal sin than it letting the Priest know where one is at -though such is part of it. That we are to accuse of ourselves of our mortal sins in number and kind is part of the nature of the Sacrament. One is to give the actual number -- unless of course one does not know it form ones examine --then one may approximate according to what one knows. But one ought not approximate unless there is reason to.
(I will note too that some readers for example too who are scrupulous may be given particular directions by their regular confessor due to their scruples--they may be in a different boat).
Thank you for your clarification. :) I agree.