Only first 15 results shown. The northeast part of the U. My guess is that 1 used to be the only way to say this. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Which of the following is correct or more natural? Partly sunny, with a high near 72. It would be normal to assume 'a couple of' is rather less precise than 'two'. Care should be taken that the verb and pronoun agree in number: The couple want their children to go to college.
There are different cases for each. Tonight : Scattered clouds and cold. Art in Island, a museum in Manila, created by a group of Korean artists, features over a hundred unique three dimensional paintings that encourage people to pose in front of them. In reality, airplanes not only spew far more greenhouse gases per passenger than any other mode of transport, but they do so high in the atmosphere, magnifying the ill effects. But I think it's the same thing. Thus the sentence She lives only a couple of miles away implies not only that the distance is short but that its exact measure is unimportant.
Also, National Grid said they will reimburse those customers who stay in area hotels. If you could give me a link to a page that explains how to do this, I would appreciate it. My understanding is both are fine, and lately I see more use of 2 than 1. Words need not mean what they mean, they mean whatever the users want them to mean. Whoa, I found a good one: Some examples: appreciate avoid face confess delay deny detest postpone risk resist suggest Hmmm.
The installation of the new machine will halt production for a couple of days. In this case, I learnt that 1 is wrong and I don't think I have ever heard it used. In light of 7,000+ customers on Aquidneck Island without heat, National Grid customers should prepare for the worst during this outage. Go to work bob and ask your collegues how many a couple means. The government is prevailing in the polls with only a couple of days left to go before the election. Additionally, the rapport of the person telling you the number and the context will dictate how you perceive it. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. No sane native English speaker says that. To clarify, Americans don't take these statements literally. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. This usage should be considered unobjectionable on all levels of style. Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.
Rightly so, I feel, cause a couple generally reminds people of two as in a noun - they make a nice couple. Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Cloudy, with a high near 70. They mean what many, many users agree they mean, and that's the meaning or group of meanings that dictionaries report. The need to suspend service stems from a low gas pressure situation on Aquidneck Island. Blowing snow doesn't look to be a major concern.
How do you spell a-couple-of-days in a sentence? The incident, which took place outside the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, lasted for 15 minutes with their cradle slamming into a wall at one point, sending glass flying into the building and down to the ground. Naive as this may sound, I'd always considered flying relatively benign-there were a couple hundred people on each plane, right? The noun s gets adverbial characteristic. The loss of pressure initially resulted in approximately 360 customers without service in Middletown. Maybe its acceptability is regional. Winds will be breezy from the southwest, keeping wind chills in the single digits throughout the day as highs make a run at 20 degrees.
Partly sunny skies are expected Thursday with highs in the upper 20s. Using a singular verb and a plural pronoun, as in The couple wants their children to go to college, is widely considered to be incorrect. We are not responsible for what is posted. You'll only see something like this in writing if someone is really trying to transcribe the dialect, so I probably didn't spell it very well. Wind chills as cold as -15 to -20 Northwoods.
Highs will generally be close to 20 this afternoon. Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. But the inexactitude of a couple of may serve a useful purpose, suggesting that the writer is indifferent to the precise number of items involved. As a precaution, gas will be shut off to approximately 6,800 customers in Newport. The Company first became aware of the situation at 11 a.
My understanding is both are fine, and lately I see more use of 2 than 1. We had a couple of days of cloudy weather, but our vacation was otherwise perfect. If you have trouble connecting to it, here is another, but I don't like it as much, because it doesn't explain several categories of verbs which you can expect to behave in one of these ways: Ignore the middle column, which has Spanish verbs. Can I borrow a couple of chairs? I must have my car fixed in a couple of days. Have a good day, thank you. It's so common as not to need comment.