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the existence of something. There’s a nice restaurant on Main Street. There are more than 1.3 billion people living in China. There are many reasons for and against our proposed plan of action. There will be a nice cup of hot chocolate waiting for you when you come back from shoveling the snow. There was a terrible accident on the freeway last night. In expressions with there, use a singular verb when the noun following the verb is singular or uncountable. There is a snake under the table. (Snake is a singular noun.) There is extra sugar in this coffee. (Sugar is an uncountable noun.) For information on singular and uncountable nouns, see pages 47 and 51. In expressions with there, use a plural verb when the noun following the verb is plural. There are three children in the Ramos family. (Children is plural.) For information on plural nouns, see page 47.

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When two nouns follow there, use a singular verb if the first noun in the series is singular or an uncountable noun.

When the first noun in the series is plural and the second is singular or an uncountable noun, the verb is plural.

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Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

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