1. I saw a couple sitting there and they were drinking tea.
  2. I saw a couple sitting there, who were drinking tea.
  3. They are a newly married couple.
  4. They are newly married couple.
    Please correct these sentences.
  1. is grammatically correct and 2. is too if you remove the comma. I think both sentences sound awkward and would be better rewritten as “I saw a couple sitting there drinking tea.”

  2. is correct and 4. is incorrect.


I wouldn’t say that the use of the comma in (2) is incorrect. By using the comma you are simply providing extra information about the couple and by omitting the comma, you are defining the couple in question.


Thanks for the correction Alan, I would definitely agree. When I look at it that way, the sentence is not really awkward at all.