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    pair/couple of shoes


    I cannot understand the differences between 'two pairs of jeans' and 'two couples of jeans' and also between 'a pair of shoes' and 'a couple of shoes.'


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    Re: pair/couple of shoes

    'Two couples of jeans' is not natural English.
    A 'pair of shoes' is a matching left and right shoe.
    A'couple of shoes' is two shoes. They may or may not be a pair.

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