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    Winwin2011 is offline Senior Member
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    Default There is/are a dog and a cat

    1. There is a dog and a cat in the house.
    2. There are a dog and a cat in the house.

    Is it correct to say that sentence 1 is an ellipsis of "There is a dog and there is a cat in the house"? Some people said the above sentences both correct, do you agree?

    Are the following sentences correct?

    i) There ARE two horses, a donkey and amule in the stable.
    ii) There IS a donkey, two horses and a mule in the stable.
    iii) There ARE two adults, a child and a dog in the park.
    iv) There IS a child, two adults and a dog in the park.

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    Default Re: There is/are a dog and a cat

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. There is a dog and a cat in the house.
    2. There are a dog and a cat in the house.

    Is it correct to say that sentence 1 is an ellipsis of "There is a dog and there is a cat in the house"? Some people said the above sentences both correct, do you agree?

    Are the following sentences correct?
    I'd accept them as correct.

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