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    Post who was/were there last night?

    which is correct between the two?

    1. Who was there last night?

    2. who were there last night?

    please tell me if there is a rule for this kind of sentence contraction.

    please explain the difference between the two.

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    Smile Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    which is correct between the two?

    1. Who was there last night?

    2. who were there last night?

    please tell me if there is a rule for this kind of sentence contraction.

    please explain the difference between the two.

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    Post Re: who was/were there last night?

    why should we use "was" in the sentence given?

    please explain!!

    thank you!!
    Last edited by mamen; 21-Jun-2009 at 02:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    why should we use "was" in the sentence given?

    please explain!!

    thank you!!
    Dear teacher,

    Please help me with my problem.


    thank you in advance!!!!

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    #5

    Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Please help me with my problem.


    thank you in advance!!!!
    In questions about the subject, who is always followed by a singular verb.

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    Post Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    In questions about the subject, who is always followed by a singular verb.
    what if I now that there were many people who were there last night?

    Can I say "who were here last night?"

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    Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    what if I now that there were many people who were there last night?

    Can I say "who were here last night?"
    Even in this case - no, I'm afraid.

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    Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Even in this case - no, I'm afraid.
    thank you!!

    but do you think in this case it is correct to use were?

    Who were the people who were here last night?

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    Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    thank you!!

    but do you think in this case it is correct to use were?

    Who were the people who were here last night?
    Yes, this is correct.

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    Thumbs up Re: who was/were there last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, this is correct.
    Same here.

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