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    subject verb agreement

    Hi,

    I need assistance with the following sentence. Which is correct?

    The rumble of the explosions was deafening.

    or

    The rumble of the explosions were deafening.

    I know rumble is the subject, however, it's a bit confusing to me since it's the explosions that are actually creating it.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    Rumble ... was.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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