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    two kilograms was/were seized

    Two kilograms of Heroine No. 4 was/were seized.

    Which is the correct word to use?

    Thanks.

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    Re: two kilograms was/were seized

    Dear Elaine:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Two kilograms of heroin No. 4 were seized.

    Which is the correct word to use?

    Thanks.
    You're welcome. Although there may be an argument to made for 'was seized' as well. Some people think that in a case like this, where the emphasis is on the seizure, 'was' makes more sense because the shipment of heroin was confiscated as one amount, that the focus is on the heroin, not on the number of kilos. I would choose 'were' though, since 'kilo(s)' is definitely countable.

    Petra

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    Re: two kilograms was/were seized

    Thanks, Petra.

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