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    Couple are or is?

    What do we have to say "Couple are or is?"

    "Couple are doing it or couple is doing it?"

    Please check.

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    Re: Couple are or is?

    In what context would you want to say that a/the couple are 'doing it'?

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    Re: Couple are or is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In what context would you want to say that a/the couple are 'doing it'?
    Anything like "I saw a couple in a garden, they were singing a song or the couple was singing a song?"

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    Re: Couple are or is?

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    Anything like "I saw a couple in a garden, they were singing a song or the couple was singing a song?"
    It really is time you stopped running sentences together. What is the point of our telling you things if you ignore us?

    I saw a couple in a garden. They were singing (a song).

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    Re: Couple are or is?

    Anything like "I saw a couple in a garden. They were singing a song or the couple was singing a song?"

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    Re: Couple are or is?

    I have told you what I think the most natural way of saying it is.

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    Re: Couple are or is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I have told you what I think the most natural way of saying it is.
    Okay, two people cannot be considered as one unit. Plural verb should be used.

    "There was a couple in the party. I hadn't seen them before."
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