I need to ask what does "got" in this sentence mean?
All I got was/were macarons
Does it mean I "received" macarons or I have got (as in possession) macarons? And why did we used "was/were", why not "is/are?"
Secondly likewise sentence is "All I got was this lousy t-shirt" why we used "was" why not "All I got is this lousy t-shirt"?
Thirdly, do you not think "All I had were bruise and cut" would be correct instead of "All I had was a bruise and a cut" because "a bruise and a cut" are collectively plural since we used "and" not "or" as in "a bruise and a cut"