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    A sentence from an article that ran in the Harvard Law Review:

    "Yet, there are a variety of relationships within our legal system that are relevant to statutory and constitutional interpretation."

    Why "are" instead of "is"?

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    Re: a variety

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    A sentence from an article that ran in the Harvard Law Review:

    "Yet, there are a variety of relationships within our legal system that are relevant to statutory and constitutional interpretation."

    Why "are" instead of "is"?

    Thanks.
    ** Not A Teacher **
    I think because "variety of relationships" is Plural.

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    Re: a variety

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    ** Not A Teacher **
    I think because "variety of relationships" is Plural.
    But the plural of "variety" is "varieties." Is "There is a variety of relationships...." wrong?

    Thanks.

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