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    Default Here's books / Here are books.

    I've heard 'Here's/There's + plurals' is very common in English.

    Then,

    1) Here're books
    2) Here's books.

    Will it be safe to tell my students both 1) & 2) can be used interchangeably?

    Also, 'Here is books' is same as 'Here's books' in meanig?
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    Default Re: Here's books / Here are books.

    Here's and there's are not uncommonly followed by a plural noun in informal conversation, but I would not recommend that learners use these forms.

    The full forms here is and there is are rarely followed by plural nouns.

    The forms here are and there are are rarely contracted in writing.

    Even the correct form, "Here are books" sounds unnatural. We'd normally say, "Here are some books".

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    Default Re: Here's books / Here are books.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I've heard 'Here's/There'ss + plurals' is very common in English.

    Then,

    1) Here're books
    2) Here's books.

    Will it be safe to tell my students both 1) & 2) can be used interchangeably?

    Also, 'Here is books' is same as 'Here's books' in meanig?
    As 5jj responded, "The forms here are and there are are rarely contracted in writing", but you will hear "Here're the books" and "Ther're the books" .


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