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    Sentence Formation

    Hi everyone. I,m robertmic from lagos and I,m struggling to learn english. Please help Is this sentence correct;
    "All efforts made in contacting him was to no avail"
    when do you use "was" and "were"

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    Re: Sentence Formation

    It should be 'were' beause you have 'efforts', which is in the plural. I'd say the following:
    All efforts made to contact him were to no avail.


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    Re: Sentence Formation

    Thanx tdol

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    Re: Sentence Formation

    You're welcome, Robert.

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    Re: Sentence Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTMIC View Post
    Hi everyone. I,m robertmic from lagos and I,m struggling to learn english. Please help Is this sentence correct;
    "All efforts made in contacting him was to no avail"
    when do you use "was" and "were"
    "Efforts", in the sentence above, is plural, so, "were" is appropriate.

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