Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    undeddy is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 'Couple of' and 'to lessen/lower'

    Hello!

    1. What's the correct variant: there is a couple of undiscussed questions or there are a couple of undiscussed questions ?

    2. What's the difference between the verbs 'to lower' & 'to lessen' ?

  2. #2
    2006 is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    4,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 'Couple of' and 'to lessen/lower'

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    Hello!

    1. What's the correct variant: there are a couple of undiscussed questions

    2. What's the difference between the verbs 'to lower' & 'to lessen' ?
    Check your dictionary, or go to Dictionary.com.
    2006

  3. #3
    undeddy is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 'Couple of' and 'to lessen/lower'

    "There are a number of reasons..." Is this right?

  4. #4
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,640
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 'Couple of' and 'to lessen/lower'

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    "There are a number of reasons..." Is this right?
    Yes, it's right.

Similar Threads

  1. Couple is versus couple are.
    By gjo123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Jul-2009, 06:01
  2. A Couple of = 2 or several
    By Ducklet Cat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2008, 01:27
  3. Is it "a couple decides" or "a couple decide"?
    By sandrapinkoski in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24-Jan-2006, 20:19
  4. more or a couple more?!
    By Reemani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2004, 10:46
  5. a couple or couple
    By gonghai in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-Oct-2004, 14:00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •