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    #1

    There is or There are a lot of...

    As is goes well with "a", is it acceptable English to say "There is a lot of sheep..."?

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    #2

    Re: There is or There are a lot of...

    no... and yes!!!

    forget about "a".

    "a lot of" = many...much

    So when you mean much "is" is acceptable: "there is a lot of space here"
    But when you mean many "is" is not acceptable: "there are a lot of people here"

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    #3

    Re: There is or There are a lot of...

    Sincerely thankful to Donbelid for the prompt and sufficient answer.

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    #4

    Re: There is or There are a lot of...

    You're welcome.

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