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    A Great Time to Be Around For

    Another question for you guys.

    Is this sentence correct, particularly the underlined part?

    "The '70s was a great decade to be around for."

    If it's not, what would be a better way to phrase it?

    And BTW, would you use "the '70s was" or "the '70s were"?

    Thanks for your answers in advance.
    Last edited by en_buff; 27-Feb-2016 at 12:55. Reason: Added another question
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    Re: A Great Time to Be Around For

    The sentence is correct but "for" is optional.

    The 70's was a great decade to be part of.
    The 70's was a great decade to live in.
    The 70's was a great decade to be born into.
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    Re: A Great Time to Be Around For

    Quote Originally Posted by en_buff View Post
    And BTW, would you use "the '70s was" or "the '70s were"?
    The '70s refers a period of time, which is singular.
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    Re: A Great Time to Be Around For

    Tedmc, there should be no apostrophe in "the 70s".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A Great Time to Be Around For

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The '70s refers a period of time, which is singular.
    In BrE, you will hear the plural used.

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    Re: A Great Time to Be Around For

    I can imagine "The 70s were great, man!" but "The 70s were a great decade" sounds wrong.

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