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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 10:41:15 AM
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Slavery in Europe and America were abolished by Jesus’ followers.

Should it be "was" instead?

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tautophile
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 10:58:56 AM
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Yes. The subject of the sentence, the word "slavery", is singular, so the sentence should be "Slavery...was abolished...".
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