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    Smile singular or plural

    20 minutes were/was required for the completion of the reaction.
    Dear Teacher, in the above sentence which one is correct 'were' or 'was'

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    Re: singular or plural

    Either were or was. Like this,

    Ex: 20 minutes were required...
    Ex: 20 minutes was required... <Here '20 minutes' refers to a period of time; That period of time was required...>

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