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    haha27 is offline Junior Member
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    Default There is/are

    There is some food and two books. How come there is "there is" in stead of "there are"?


    I am also wondering if this is right.
    There is a good unversity, and a bad university.

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    Default Re: There is/are

    NOT A TEACHER

    The verb usually agrees with its nearest complement:

    There is some food and two books.
    There are two books and some food.

    See this thread for more information.

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    Default Re: There is/are

    "Instead" is one word, not two.

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