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    #1

    grammar

    Which sentence is correct and why?
    There was salad, cheese and crackers.
    There were salad, cheese and crackers.
    Thank-you

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    Re: grammar

    You will hear people using both forms. The list is plural, but the first items are singular. To make the plural more 'comfortable', you could move 'crackers' to the start of the list.

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