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    was weeks ago

    I read this sentence in an article. I was wondering why "was" and not "were" as the phrase is "weeks".


    It is back to school again. For some kids, it was weeks ago.

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    Re: was weeks ago

    "It" replaces back to school from the previous sentence, which is singular. Weeks ago​ is an adjectival phrase (if I have the terminology right) modifying "it".
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    Re: was weeks ago

    I'd look on it as an adverbial phrase as it tells us when it happened.

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