couple vs couple of : Common Errors in English

About couple vs couple of

Instead of “she went with a couple sleazy guys before she met me,” write"a couple of guys” if you are trying to sound a bit more formal. Leavingthe “of” out is a casual, slangy pattern.

couple Meaning(s)

  • (n) a pair who associate with one another
  • (n) a pair of people who live together
  • (n) a small indefinite number
  • (n) two items of the same kind
  • (n) (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
  • (v) bring two objects, ideas, or people together
  • (v) link together
  • (v) form a pair or pairs
  • (v) engage in sexual intercourse

couple in News

  1. Couple accused of starving horses in court

    A couple accused of starving horses at their Pleasant Prairie farm could face dozens of new charges. David White and Paula Moctezuma-White were in court Wednesday on charges they mistreated animals on their farm, leading to the animals' deaths. The couple pleaded not guilty. They had each initially been charged with one count of animal mistreatment causing death. Four more were added Wednesday ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WISC-TV Madison

  2. Couple Pleads Guilty to Scamming Millions from Elderly

    A couple accused of scamming nearly $2 million from 238 senior citizens in San Diego has pleaded guilty. Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC San Diego

  3. Couple Charged With Bank Fraud In Short Sale

    A Henderson couple was charged in federal court Wednesday for committing bank fraud against Wells Fargo Bank, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Cynthia Hosbrook, 41, a current licensed real estate agent, and Robert Hosbrook, 51, a former licensed
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

couple of in News

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