- “An elderly couple … buried in the snow … was found dead….”
(Please note that I’ve abbreviated this grim story for you, as my Christmas gift to you.)
A couple was found dead? Or were found dead?
Yes, really. It’s your choice.
(Another Christmas gift. You’re welcome.)
As long as you maintain a consistent standard throughout the piece you’re writing, you get to make this rule yourself.
Peace on earth, good will toward writers.