Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Singular vs. Plural

Although slang is popular, in addition to sounding dreadful it doesn't read well.  Because this clip refers to two people, "was" shouldn't have been used.
New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire and Amber Rose was spotted together at Lebron James “One of A Kind” event last night at 1Oak. [source]

Replace "was" with "were."

Here is a rule of thumb to follow:
When speaking of more than one person use "were." (plural)
When speaking of one person use "was." (singular)