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Which of the adhering to is correct and also why:

1 - There to be 2,223 people aboard RMS Titanic

2 - There was 2,223 human being aboard RMS Titanic


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1- "There were plural people," since you speak "plural people WERE there."

Otherwise, "There to be one person," because you say "one human being WAS there."


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There has constantly been this misunderstanding in the minds of world when lock are building a sentence even if it is to usage was or to be in a certain sentence.Now, the answer to it is pretty basic and you need to keep this little thing in your mind that-

"In a certain sentence, what space you referring to?"

If you space referring to a singular entity then you need to use was in it, however if you room referring come multiple/ plural entities then you have to use were in it.

Let"s take an example which will help you come understand more clearly:

Q.) exactly how many people attended the meeting?

Ans 1: the was simply Sam who was existing at the meeting.(In this sentence, sam is a single entity for this reason we usage was.)

Ans 2: there were all the team members that attended the meeting.(In this sentence, every team members are plural entity so we usage was.)


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