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    1960s was or 1960s were?

    Happy Mother's Day to your mothers!

    Which is correct, 1960s was... or 1960s were...?

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    Re: 1960s was or 1960s were?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Happy Mother's Day to your mothers!

    Which is correct, 1960s was... or 1960s were...?

    were

    1960s refers to all the years in the decade.

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    Re: 1960s was or 1960s were?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Happy Mother's Day to your mothers!

    Which is correct, 1960s was... or 1960s were...?
    You can use 'was' in the appropriate context:

    The 1960s was the decade that started on January 1, 1960, and ended on December 31, ..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960s

    "The 1960s was a time of social turbulence."

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    Re: 1960s was or 1960s were?

    But can you not refer to it as a collective noun?

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    Re: 1960s was or 1960s were?

    ooohhh. How about in this sentence?



    The 1690s (WAS/ WERE) as dismal as many of the worst periods of earlier times.

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    Re: 1960s was or 1960s were?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    ooohhh. How about in this sentence?



    The 1690s (WAS/ WERE) as dismal as many of the worst periods of earlier times.
    "were"

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