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Example:

The only house-like feature/features was/were a window and a double-layer roof.

What's the correct option and why?

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In a statement using an intransitive verb (to be), the predicate refers to the subject. "a window and a double-layer roof" and "house-like features" are the same in this context.
So the subject will be plural too, and the verb will match the subject.

The only house-like features were a window and a double-layer roof.

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