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    a cup/ two cups

    Hi, there!

    A)Tom and Jane enjoyed a friendly conversation over a cup of coffee.

    B)Tom and Jane enjoyed a friendly conversation over two cups of coffee.

    My textbook says A), but isn't B) better?

    I think B) is more logical because when two people talk, there are two cups between them.

    I'm sorry if it's a rediculous question, but I'd appreciate any replies.

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    Re: a cup/ two cups

    B is more logical, true, but A is the phraseology used in regular conversation. If you said "they enjoyed friendly conversation over two cups of coffee," it implies that they each had two cups. It's the same when you're referring to having cocktails with one or more people: "Jack and Janet enjoyed chatting over a drink." Or "Tom and Sue had a nice conversation over dinner." Both Tom and Sue had plates of food, but we don't say "over dinners."

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