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DOES a couple of ≡ two? Hi there I ask this is because I suppose a couple of can refer more than two sometimes??
Feb 5, 2017 6:32 AM
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Yes when we say a couple <something> we are just emphasizing that it's not a lot. "I ate a couple of cookies." Is similar to when someone says "I'll be there in a minute" but they don't mean exactly one minute.
February 5, 2017
Hi Ann, Yes 'a couple' means 2 of something. However, native speakers might use it as an approximation, so there could be 2 or 3 or 4 etc... But generally, a couple means 2! Hope that helps!
February 5, 2017
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