'in couple years' vs 'in a couple of years'

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  1. Jessica25 New Member


    I often see the expression 'in couple years' like "I Haven't Read a Book in a Couple Years"

    However, doesn't it need 'of' between 'couple' & 'years' like 'in a couple of years'?

    Please let me know...

    Thank you.
  2. JamesM

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    THere are quite a few threads on this topic already. It's probably not obvious to a new user but the "Dictionary and Thread Title Lookup" at the top of the page will allow you to search for mutiple words. I searched for "couple couple of" and found these threads:

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    "have a couple more years on you"
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