And here comes another of my question from chat discussions :P
We were discussing some tv series, and I recommended a particular series which ended with just two seasons in 2011. Now, his next question was:
How many episodes was it?
The usage of was struck me as both odd and correct.
In my opinion the correct usage must have been:
How many episodes is it?
As the series has ended, the number will be a constant value and you can not change this. While, using was means(this is what I think) that the number still has a probability/tendency to change.
So, my question is which of the two is more correct? They are both correct, of which I am sure.
The best method of asking should've instead been:
How many episodes does it have?