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A basket of flowers was/were put on the dinning table.
which should i use, was or were? Or they are both right?

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Base language: English
Category: Language

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    You should use 'was'. It agrees with 'basket'.

    A basket is one thing, so you should use 'was'.

    Otherwise, you might say:

    Flowers were put on the dinning table.
    Baskets of flowers were put on the dinning table.

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