Retired English Teacher
As I stood at the door of his study, what came into sight first (A. was B. were) a roomful of books as well as a 16-square-meter hardwood floor.
The correct answer is A or B? Thank you so much.
I am not a teacher.
It's A. The subject is "a roomful of books".
"...as well as..." doesn't turn it into a plural.
Edit: In fact, I'd like to amend what I wrote above.
The subject is "what came into sight first", but the answer is still A.
Last edited by Roman55; 16-May-2014 at 14:59. Reason: Afterthought