Hi, I crave your knowledge and indulgence.
Is it ‘there was a pair of crutches in the corner.’
or ‘there **were **a pair of crutches in the corner.’
I’ve confused myself between “a=was” and “pair=were”
Please educate me (briefly) on any exceptions or special conditions such as differences for a pair of trousers (single object) and pair of doves (two objects)
Sorry if this has been covered before (a link would be wonderful), I’m new to the search function and couldn’t find anything.