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    Default A couple of

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?
    1. He works a couple hours a week.
    2. He works couple hours a week.

    3. He works a coulple of hours a week.
    4. He works coulple of hours a week.

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    Default Re: A couple of

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?
    1. He works a couple hours a week.
    2. He works couple hours a week.

    3. He works a couple of hours a week.
    4. He works couple of hours a week.
    1. and 3. are correct. 'a couple of' is a set phrase; 'of' is often omitted.

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