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    A couple of employees ???

    My friend also introduced me to a couple of employees of the restaurant, who were all from Austria.

    Please anyone comment on "a couple of employeer" in the sentence above. Thanks.

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    Re: A couple of employees ???

    Quote Originally Posted by me_learnEng View Post
    My friend also introduced me to a couple of employees of the restaurant, who were all from Austria.

    Please anyone comment on "a couple of employeer" in the sentence above. Thanks.
    The way I see it is that 'a couple' does not refer to just 'two' as it should but to 'some' because he later says 'all' were from Austria.


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    Re: A couple of employees ???

    Thanks, queenbu.

    Does "a couple of employees" agree with the all then? I learn that "a couple of days", but here "a couple of employees" sounds a bit out of normal. Help me out!

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    Re: A couple of employees ???

    Yes, you can say 'a couple of employees, a couple of drinks, a couple of problems....'. A 'couple' means 'two' or 'a few'.


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    Re: A couple of employees ???

    Thank you, queenbu. My sky is blue again.

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    Re: A couple of employees ???

    Good, good!

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    Re: A couple of employees ???

    And 'a couple of drinks' almost never means two.

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