I'm doing some beta work for a buddy, and came across this sentence. [HR][/HR] When I first looked at it, I saw "clothes" as a plural and corrected it to "clothes weren't the only thing..." Then, the more I read it, the more I starting thinking that in the sentence, he's treating "clothes" as a collective singular ("the only thing"). In that case, he was right to use the singular "wasn't." Now, I've gone back and forth so much on it, I can't really decide. If I had to come down on a side, I'd say it's plural, and to write it that way, then just leave "the only thing" as a singular - somewhat wrong grammar wise, but it "sounds right." Say that though, I'm still not sure. So I thought I'd ask the brilliance that is this forum: which one is it?