Subject-verb agreement?

Subject-verb agreement?

Postby cara1098 » 1:04 pm 05/13/2011

I'm stuck on how the clause "no program..." does not follow "there were." Is the sentence correct as is or does it need modification?

There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, no program to produce them, and no “concerted efforts to restart the program.”

If it is correct, what's the rule?
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Re: Subject-verb agreement?

Postby herbswett » 7:25 am 05/14/2011

The fact that more than one item followed "were" is, in my opinion, reason enough for the plural to be correct.
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