Use of the word "couple" as an adjective


Is it correct to use the phrase "a couple of guys" versus "a couple guys"....I've noticed the latter being consistently  used in books I've been reading over the recent past. Thanks for your help

asked Jan 19 '13 at 19:51 Bill Gebing New member

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I have noticed the same thing but I will always write "a couple of something" rather than "a couple something". The latter expression feels wrong to me but I am not sure that I can explain why it is wrong.

link comment answered Jan 14 at 18:12 G. Robinson New member

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