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English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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I have been learning about the expression “a couple of something” but I have noticed that people also use these two expression “a couple of more something” and “a couple more something” or even “a couple something”. So I wonder if all of these four expression have the same meaning or the word “more” in this context means “another two of something” or “a few more something”.
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'A couple more (people)' is in common use, but the other two are nonstandard at best. I have never heard the first from any native speaker.