I think Jane it would depend on what's meant by "It." A single idea derived from all those books of course takes "was". More manifold results might take "were" but still not collo
The critic will argue that given all such results as a unit It's still singular anyhow
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 11:26 am
The first one, Jane.
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 11:35 am
It's speech, spoken, not written English, so it all depends on how your character would speak. If he's from the (UK) home counties he'd say the former, if he was from Bristol (UK,) he'd probably say the latter.