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From the New York Times, no less.
A headline in today's Styles section:
Where the Bad '80s Has a Niche
08:50 AM in Proofreading (something I suck at) | Permalink
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What part of this is the error? Did you want the NYT to pluralize 80s with an apostrophe?
05 November 2009 at 11:34 AM
No, that would be incorrect, too.
The headline should read: Where the Bad '80s Have a Niche
The phrase "The Bad '80s" is the subject and it's plural, so 'have' would be correct.
Paula Zargaj-Reynolds |
05 November 2009 at 11:43 AM
I disagree, it could be argued that there is only one "bad 80s".
12 November 2009 at 08:15 PM
"The Bad '80s" refers to one era of time; therefore, it is singular. It's the same as saying "Three million dollars IS a lot of money."
15 January 2010 at 05:07 PM
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