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    #1

    was/were

    A lot of money and jewellery was / were stolen.

    Which verb should I use?

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    Re: was/were

    A lot [of money and jewellery] was stolen

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    Re: was/were

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A lot [of money and jewellery] was stolen
    another question:
    Lots [ of money and jewellery ] were stolen
    or Lots [ of money and jewellery ] was stolen?


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    Re: was/were

    "A lot" - singular
    "Lots" - plural

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    #5

    Re: was/were

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    another question:
    Lots [ of money and jewellery ] were stolen
    or Lots [ of money and jewellery ] was stolen?
    LOTS OF TIME AND MONEY IS WASTED. (from the BNC)

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