I would like to know why this sentence is correct:
1.5 million dollars WAS spent....
and why not
1.5 million dollars WERE spent.
Thank you for your help and time.
Lubica from Slovakia
Hello Lubica from Slovakia
In answer to your question, the phrase 1.5 million dollars is a sum, a singular entity, which is why it calls for a singular verb. Consider also:
- 400 dollars is a lot of money.
- $400 dollars is a lot of money.
- 400 dollars are a lot of money.
- $400 dollars are a lot of money.