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    #1

    There was

    There was three friends.

    There were three friends.

    Which one is correct.

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    #2

    Re: There was

    Which one do you think is correct? We don't just hand out answers here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: There was

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    . . . Which one is correct?
    End questions with question marks.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: There was

    I think first one is correct. There is a singular and so we should use "was".

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    #5

    Re: There was

    There can be followed by a singular or a plural verb. As you're talking about three friends, use the second:

    There was one friend.
    There were three friends.

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    #6

    Re: There was

    Whether what follows is singular or plural is what's important.

    There was a huge crowd.
    There were thousands of people.

    There was one apple on the table.
    There were three apples on the table.

    There was a problem.
    There were twelve problems.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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