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Mo Guest. June 19, at am. The controversy part, according to Other grammar books, in formal English, would they use there is or there are, if a series of nouns were uncountable? June 20, at am. Good question. Those grammar guides that suggest using a plural verb when the first item in the list is singular in formal English mentioned in note 6 in the post don't mention uncountable nouns. In your example, it's possible they would say 'is' is informal and 'are' is formal, but 'are' sounds really strange to me.
I'd advise sticking with 'is.
Don Guest. August 14, at am. I would like to ask There's books and flowers on the tables;There are books and flowers on the table. August 15, at am. Hi Don, 'There are books and flowers on the table' is the correct sentence because 'books' is plural. November 30, at am. Thank you so much for the article!
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
But I am a bit confused: I understand we should say 'There is a knife and two forks on the table'. But what about questions? Should I say 'Is there a knife and two forks? Yes, there is' or 'Are there a knife and two forks? Yes, there are'? December 12, at am. That's a very good question. I believe that the same rules would apply, so we'd use a singular verb if the first noun is singular: 'Is there a knife and two forks on the table?
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Notes 1. You mean the parking lot behind the school? Tenses Tell learners that this rule can be used in any tense e. Some grammar books consider the rules mentioned in this post to be standard. They say that in formal English, you should always use a plural verb with a series of nouns, even if the first noun is singular. Comments 18 Leave a Comment.
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Chris Guest January 18, at pm. Question for you: What are the nouns after 'There is' considered? I'm assuming Direct Object. Is that correct? Tanya Trusler Author January 19, at am.