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    Default countable uncountable nouns?

    There....... a sofa, a table and three cahirs.
    a) is
    B) are
    can someone expain me what is the answer and why?
    as there are more than one item I thought that it must be "are" but these are all furnitures so should it be "is" or is there any other rule to explain its answer.

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    Default Re: countable uncountable nouns?

    There are different opinions about this. Some use the plural because there are a number of items here (all countable), but others use the sinular because it sounds beter next to the singular article (this is called proximity).

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