After the phrase, "a supply of school supplies and snacks", would I use was sent or were sent for the verb in the sentence?

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    Note that although grammatically legal (and a good study case for learning), the repetition of "supply" is awkward and would be avoided in ordinary speaking/writing. People would reword it, perhaps to: "a shipment of school supplies and snacks was sent" or "shipments of school supplies and snacks were sent" Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 19:02

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You would use "was sent" because "supply," not "supplies," is the subject. Ignore the prepositional phrase.

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