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    It or they?

    Hello,

    When talking about numbers, should we think of them as singular or plural?

    a) That film bored me to tears. It was the most boring 3 hours of my life.
    b) That film bored me to tears. They were the most boring 3 hours of my life.

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: It or they?

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    When talking about numbers, should we think of them as singular or plural?

    a) That film bored me to tears. It was the most boring 3 hours of my life.
    b) That film bored me to tears. They were the most boring 3 hours of my life.

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    Either way works for me. A would probably be more common.

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