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"Find the distance between a pair of points ."
Is the sentence correct ?
Shouldn't it be "Find the distance between two points or two pairs of points" ?
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Hi,
"Find the distance between a pair of points ."
Is the sentence correct ?
Shouldn't it be "Find the distance between two points or two pairs of points" ?

It's not wrong to speak of 'a pair of points', but it sounds odd and uncommon.
We normally just speak of 'two points'.

Clive
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"between" is always used with two or more nouns as in "between A and B", but here "a pair of points" is acting as a single noun. Is that why my original sentence seems awkward ?
Hi,

I don't think that's a problem.

Clive