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    correct verb / preposition

    A couple of lovers is/are taking walk at/along the beach.

    Which word should I use in each case?

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    Re: correct verb / preposition

    [quote=Tan Elaine;456327]A couple of lovers is/are taking walk at/along the beach.

    Which word should I use in each case?

    When we pay attention to the sentence : A couple of lovers. "A" the article decide us to use is not are. When we take walk and the space is not like garden, maybe it is suitable to use along.

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    Re: correct verb / preposition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A couple of lovers is/are taking walk at/along the beach.

    Which word should I use in each case?

    When we pay attention to the sentence : A couple of lovers. "A" the article decide us to use is not are. When we take walk and the space is not like garden, maybe it is suitable to use along.
    I think in British English, 'are' is correct, but I am not sure.

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    Re: correct verb / preposition

    A couple of lovers is taking a walk along the beach.

    'is' because you're referring to a single couple.

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    #5

    Re: correct verb / preposition

    Most people would expect "are" regardless of the logic.

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    Re: correct verb / preposition

    Thanks to all of you.

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