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    was ?

    Teacher, I am wondering why "was" and not "were" in this sentence.


    It was three days before they cleaned the streets of debris.

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    Re: was ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, I am wondering why "was" and not "were" in this sentence.


    It was three days before they cleaned the streets of debris.
    Why do you think it should be "were"?

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    Re: was ?

    Can you see a singular pronoun which might explain it? In a statement, where does the verb usually come - before or after the relevant pronoun?

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    Re: was ?

    Teacher, I got it. The verb comes after the pronoun.

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