Grammar GuideAdjectivesWhy is it better to use "two" instead of "a couple of"?

Why is it better to use "two" instead of "a couple of"?

Why is it better to use "two" instead of "a couple of"?

In writing, you should aim to be as clear and concise as possible. Two is simpler and more accurate than a couple of.

  • Original: I have a couple of tickets for the concert.
  • Rewrite: I have two tickets for the concert.