posted by .

Now Dick had heard a great many very strange things about the great city called London; for the country people at that time thought that folks in London were all fine gentlemen and ladies; and that there was singing and music there all day long; and that the streets were all paved with gold.

(1. there was singing and music...
2. there were singing and music....
Which one is right?)

  • English -

    Who is writing these? There shouldn't be semicolons in there since there are also conjunctions ("for" and "and").

    HOWEVER, this is far too long and has too much information to be only one sentence. It would be better to have this properly broken up into 2 or 3 sentences.

    Grammatically, it should be "there were" since there are two subjects, but that sounds awful! I'd rephrase like this: Singing and music were going on all day long.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. English

    Hello, I'm stuck with a sentence!Is "He had been living in London since he had left Cambridge " correct?
  2. English

    Which city do youlike better, London or New York?
  3. English

    Which of the sentences below has NO errors in punctuation?
  4. English

    Which of the sentences below has NO errors in punctuation?
  5. English

    Thank you very much. Can you please check these sentences for me?
  6. mathematics

    the london eye in england is the biggest big wheel in the world. it rotates with people on it so that they can get a view of the city of london from high up. there are 32 cabins attached to the wheel that carry passengers and it takes …
  7. english

    Q2. Correct the sequence of Tenses in the following sentences. 1. Ali said that he had worked hard all day, that he was tired and that he will go to bed early. 2. The boy ran away from home. He will never come back. 3. Had the man …
  8. English

    I urgently need you to check this part on English history I wrote. Thank you very much for helping me. 1)In 1660 Parliament invited Charles II (1660-1685) to return to his kingdom from exile in France and the republic was over. 2) …
  9. English

    Writeacher, can you check these sentences, please?
  10. English

    I am from the city proper. Q1:What is 'city proper' in England?

More Similar Questions