Grammar (Writeacher)(or Ms. Sue)
posted by Anonymous .
On your paper, write the correct verb from each pair in parentheses.
1. Any soldier or civilian who (was, were) involved in the war often faced a life-threatening situation.
2. Either Belgium or Holland (was, were) chosen by the Germans for an early attack.
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Why do you think your answers are right?
I think my second answer is correct for the first question because the nouns are singular. But I am uncertain about my answer to the second question.
Both sentences have singular subjects and thus need singular verbs.
Does this mean my second answers are correct?