“There is” vs. “There are” – Business Review

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In this blog we will be looking at the difference between using “is” and “are”. The choice between the phrases there is and there are at the beginning of a sentence is determined by the noun that follows it. Specifically “there is” is used with the noun is singular and “there are” is used when the noun is plural.
For example, if you see a building with two doors you would say “there are two doors on that building”. As opposed to if the building only has one door then you would say “there is one door on that building”. You will notice that the noun following has the plural “s” at the end of it, which can be a helpful indicator to decide if “is” or “are” should be used.
Additionally, you would use “there are” would you are talking about a large amount of something.
For example, there are a lot of palm trees on the island. NOT there is a lot of people on this island.

Practice:
Based on some of the vocabulary from the lesson, lets practice using there is vs. there are.

"There is" vs. "There are"

This quiz is to test your knowledge about the singular and plural forms: “there is” vs. “there are” respectively

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