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Bobbie

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Mary reported that preparation of these documents (was, were) in process.

I think the very is "was" because it refers to preparation. Is this correct?
 

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Bobbie said:
Mary reported that preparation of these documents (was, were) in process.

I think the very is "was" because it refers to preparation. Is this correct?

Absolutely correct! :D
 

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This is a quite a common mistake where the subject has both singular and plural elements in it and people make the verb agree with the noun closest to it. ;-)
 
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