A couple of words about your writing…

I have just a couple of words about this sentence on Yahoo! Sports:

couple names spo hp

There’s a word missing! It’s a couple of big names! According to the American Heritage Dictionary:

The of in the phrase a couple of is often dropped in speech, but this omission is usually considered a mistake. In 2013, 80 percent of the Usage Panel found the sentence A couple friends came over to watch the game to be unacceptable.

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