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    [in] the past couple [of] years

    Dear teachers

    Seeking help from you. Is it grammatically correct if I remove "in" and "off" in the following sentence? Are "in" and "of" required in the sentence? Please kindly advise.

    Given the significant improvements [in] the past couple [of] years in terms of foreign exchange reserves, current account positions and policy flexibility, we are confident Asian markets are better positioned to withstand any short-term downturns.



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    Re: [in] the past couple [of] years

    They are required.

    Don't mix up of and off.

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    Re: [in] the past couple [of] years

    I could live without "in". I would keep "of".

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