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    Red face There was/were a couple

    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    There was a couple standing near my house.

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    Re: There was/were a couple

    Yes. Having said that, it would be more natural to say "A couple was standing near my house".

    Bear in mind that this can only refer to two people who you know are in a romantic relationship - that's what makes them "a couple". If you're talking about two of something, you would use "There were", for example "There were a couple of dogs near my house".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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