Talking about a work done in the past, is it correct the sentence?

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  • What part of the sentence are you wondering about? The tense of the verb "were"? – J. Tate Oct 31 '17 at 14:27
  • @J.Tate Sounds good if I use the verb were or shall I use had been or another form ? – Rick2 Oct 31 '17 at 14:36
  • What do you want to communicate? Just about any English tense works. You've provided little context from which to offer much assistance. – AmE speaker Oct 31 '17 at 14:51
  • For instance: The activities involved in this work will have been x, y, and z, were supposed to have been x, y, and z, etc. – AmE speaker Oct 31 '17 at 14:52

Yes, you would use "were" because it is the third person plural of the verb "to be" and the subject, "activities" is plural. The past tense of "involved" and "were" matches, so this sentence is fine as is.

Note that you should not use a colon before your list because it disrupts the flow of the sentence. See here for more on this.

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