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    The creation, formation and organization ... was/were

    Hello!

    The creation, formation and organization of that system was/were a long process.

    Should I use the singular verb in this sentence?

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    Re: singular or plural verb?

    I would. The three elements are seen as a single process.

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    Re: singular or plural verb?

    Thanks.
    If I wanted to say:

    "The creation, formation and organization were put under the king's control,"

    should I use "were"?

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    Re: singular or plural verb?

    You could, but if you thought of them as parts of one process, you could use 'was'.

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