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”.
'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.