Question Regarding Use of Hubo

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Question Regarding Use of Hubo

 Why is it  hubo fuegos artificiales when fireworks is plural? Why would it not be hubieron fuegos artificiales? 

Asked 2 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Rich 

As David said, the forms there is, there are, there was, there were, there will be, there has been, etc use in Spanish the singular form in each tense, not the plural. Here is a specific lesson on "hubo" where you'll see lots of examples. I hope it helps. Saludos

Inma

DavidC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi there Rich ... "Hubo" is the preterite form of "hay" [which means "there are..." and "there is..."] > In this context there is no plural form; i.e. it is always in the singular - (just like the French "il y a ...", and the German "es gibt ...").

Question Regarding Use of Hubo

 Why is it  hubo fuegos artificiales when fireworks is plural? Why would it not be hubieron fuegos artificiales? 

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