- For Teachers
1. To his dismay, all he found was/were a few oysters with no pearls in them.
2. To his dismay, what he found was/were a few oysters with no pearls in them.
Does 'all' and 'what' affect the choice of the verb? I think 'were' should be used in the first sentence, while 'was' is the correct verb for the second sentence. Am I correct?