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Grammar question! thanks all! :)

 
 
1jane1
 
Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 09:03 am
“It was all your damn books about nature!” he shouted.
OR
"It were all your damn books about nature!" he shouted.
THANKS A LOT!
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 11:12 am
@1jane1,
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
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 11:26 am
@1jane1,
The first one, Jane.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 11:35 am
@1jane1,
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.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 11:37 am
@izzythepush,
Izzy the flip flopper on the right side for once.
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anonymously99
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2014 03:11 am
@1jane1,
Was not were.
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