Usage of “a couple of”

Someone wrote:

Over the last days , I’ve read a couple of my friends’ entries on the web about how tremendously picturesque places look in snowy winter, and I wish it snowed and got colder in Warsaw too.

I refined it to:

Over the past few days, I’ve read a couple of entries from my friends about how picturesque places look in a snowy winter, and I wished it would snow and get colder in Warsaw too.

I just did these corrections or suggestions based on my intuitions, but don’t know if I was correct or not.

  • I think after “a couple of” I should use a noun like “entries” something without a possessive construction, am I right?
  • I omitted “on the web” because in my version it would make the sentence too wordy and I didn’t find a good place for it. where it could be placed?

Answer

I would say:

In the past few days, I’ve read a couple of entries from my friends
about how picturesque everything looks during a white winter, and so I wish it would snow and get colder here in Warsaw, too.

Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : Ahmad , Answer Author : J.R.

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