Stuff journalist Marty Sharpe began a story thus; “A couple that was married for more than 50 years…”
No, no, no Marty, unless of course the couple was married to something else such as a llama or suite of furniture. Possible of course in these crazy days.
Assuming that’s not the case, Marty should have written, “A couple who were married.”
I looked up Marty on Google and all became clear.
This revealed a middle-aged man who took up journalism a couple of years back after packing in his former life as a ski instructor.
Once again, this reveals Stuff’s abandonment of sub-editors.