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    stream was/were

    A stream of well-wishers was/were stopping by the hospital to see the girl.

    Which word should I use?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: stream was/were

    A stream of well-wishers was stopping by the hospital to see the girl.

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    Re: stream was/were

    Thanks.


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    Re: stream was/were

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    A stream of well-wishers was stopping by the hospital to see the girl.
    May I know why it is 'was' instaed of 'were'? please help

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    Re: stream was/were

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    A stream of well-wishers was/were stopping by the hospital to see the girl.

    Which word should I use?

    Many thanks.
    You should consider re-writing it. It's not a good metaphor. A stream doesn't keep stopping.

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