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Query Details

Query Subject:   MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory
Author:   Schrammel Barbara
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Mon, 28 Jan 1980 19:54:52 -0800
Tom Fitzsimmons
''A couple'' or ''A couple of''?

I seem to notice that many people in North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and
maybe Wisconsin, say ''a couple'' rather than ''a couple of'' when
constructing a sentence like ''There are a couple of lines left to
finish.'' This would be rendered: ''There are a couple lines left to

Tom Fitzsimmons.
LL Issue: 11.190
Date posted: 29-Jan-2000


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