Could you help me identify the correct subject/verb agreement? I'm not sure.

A vase of flowers was placed on the table. OR

A vase of flowers were placed on the table. OR

Neither of the above shows correct subject/verb agreement

1 Answer
Apr 6, 2016

Answer:

A vase of flowers was placed on the table.

Explanation:

The confusion is likely because of the adjective phrase "of flowers" which places the plural noun close to the verb. However, the real subject, "vase", is singular and requires the singular verb form.