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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 02:15 am
The pair of gloves was/were made of wool.

Which is the correct verb to use?

Many thanks.

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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 03:52 am
@tanguatlay,
The pair (singular) of gloves was made of wool.

The gloves (plural) were made of wool.

In the first sentence, the subject is pair, which is singular. In the second sentence, the subject is gloves, which is plural.
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