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    singular/plural

    "That was his 11th and 12th rebound of the season."

    I heard a basketball commentator say that. Is it correct? To me, "Those were his 11th and 12th rebounds of the season." sounds better.

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    Re: singular/plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "That was his 11th and 12th rebound of the season."

    I heard a basketball commentator say that. Is it correct? To me, "Those were his 11th and 12th rebounds of the season." sounds better.

    Thanks!
    You are right, but in the excitement of the moment sports commentators often produce language that is not 'correct'. They probably would not write that.

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