2

Should i Use 'was' or 'were' in this below sentence?

About three tonnes of the chemical was exported to Israel at Rs17,431 per kg

About three tonne of the chemical was exported to Israel at Rs17,431 per kg (tonne)

1

The subject in the sentence is three tonnes. The of phrase that follows is irrelevant to the syntax:

One tonne [of X] was shipped.
      One tonne of ripe bananas was shipped.
      One tonne of paper was shipped.

Three tonnes [of X] were shipped.
      Three tonnes of ripe bananas were shipped.
      Three tonnes of paper were shipped.

So, the grammatical version of your sentence is:

✔ About three tonnes of the chemical were shipped to Israel at Rs17,431 per kg.

  • Thank you for your answer. Good Days to You. – jags Mar 7 '19 at 12:59

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.