En la discoteca había muchos chicos guapos.

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

En la discoteca había muchos chicos guapos.

En la discoteca había muchos chicos guapos. Shouldn't this be habían as "muchos chicos guapos" is plural?

Asked 3 months ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

When we say there is or there are we use hay [3rd person of verb haber] in the present tense and había for there were in the imperfect tense. 

In Spanish, you use hay/había whether it is followed by one item or many, unlike in English.

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Of course. Thanks.

En la discoteca había muchos chicos guapos.

En la discoteca había muchos chicos guapos. Shouldn't this be habían as "muchos chicos guapos" is plural?

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