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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Default there was/were only a handful of people

    An hour before soccer coach Avramovic led his team onto the field, there was/were only a handful of people about.

    Which word in bold should I use?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 31-Jul-2011 at 06:15. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: there was/were only a handful of people

    I'd go for 'were', but I wouldn't be upset by 'was'.


    Only my personal thought.

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    Default Re: there was/were only a handful of people

    There were...

    Can't vote for "there was"

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