Word Usage

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There was

There were

asked Aug 29 '12 at 05:24 Daryl Putnam New member

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"Was" is a singular verb and "Were" is a plural verb.

 

"Was" is followed by a singular noun.

There was a meeting at my office.

There was a spider in the bath.

 

"Were" is always followed by a plural noun.

There were many people at the bus stop .

There were  two elephants in the zoo.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Aug 29 '12 at 06:36 sanjay Expert

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