In a complex sentence with two subjects, each taking separate actions, the second subject is item (singular), which I want to amend to item(s) with a parenthetical s.
How do I direct the rest of the action? Do I say was (were), or do I just say one of them (either was or were), or what?
Here's the sentence I'm trying to write:
Of the women who specified where their favorite item(s) was purchased.