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Natalie
I always wonder and never find the information... Can you help me?!

What should I put in such kinds of sentences as the next one after word THERE ( WAS or WERE):

 There (was or were????!) a pen, a pencil and five books on the table.

   

Dec 29, 2014 6:14 PM
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Thank you, Mike, very much. I put "was" intuitively. My explanation was the same as yours))) but I have never found that in the grammar books)

December 29, 2014

Was

 

make it match the first thing listed, so if you listed "five books" first then it would be "were"

December 29, 2014
Natalie
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English, Russian, Ukrainian
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English