No había flores o árboles en su calle.

English Translation

There were no flowers or trees on his street.

Why wouldn’t this be “habían” since flowers and trees are plural?

Think about how you would say it in the present tense; you would say hay, not han.

Technically, this is because flores o árboles is the object of the verb haber, here being used without a defined subject.

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you!

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