Question #24338

Which word is correct?

I went outside to see what could have been making such a racket. (It was / They were) a lot of mice.

  • KrazyIndy

Either "it was" or "*their were", not "they" were.

  • John P

"It was a lot of mice." OR "There were lots of mice out there".

  • ?

"It was", because "it" refers to "a lot", which is singular. "Of mice" describes/modifies "lot".

  • yet-knish!

It was...

  • vivienne

There was a lot of mice or there were many mice or it was a lot of mice

  • Chi girl

It was.

  • ?

It was.

  • Anonymous

"It was" because "It" refers to "what" in "what could have been making such a racket."