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    ...buy a pair of running shoes, which was/were sold at a discounted price.

    Joel wanted to buy a pair of running shoes, which was/were sold at a discounted price.

    Which word in bold should I use?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 17-Dec-2013 at 15:10.

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    Re: ...buy a pair of running shoes, which was/were sold at a discounted price.

    If you are thinking of 'a pair', use 'was'. If you are thinking of two shoes, use 'were'. In an examination, use 'was'.

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