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I have to cast my vote for "years" as a plural as well. The fact that
I've reached the point in life where years go by faster than the speed
of light is not enough reason to lump many together into one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael West" <WestM -at- ap -dot- aurecongroup -dot- com>
> A review of the literature will support either usage. If I had meant
> "twenty-something years" as a collective noun, then a singular verb
> have been appropriate. But I didn't.
> I meant that the years have taught me, so that's what I wrote.
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