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    Exclamation are/is

    Hello, could someone help me to choose the right answer?

    1. Don't worry, i will inform you if there are/is any news.


    Thank You


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    Re: are/is

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    Hello, could someone help me to choose the right answer?
    1. Don't worry, i will inform you if there are/is any news.
    Thank You
    "I will inform you if there is any news" is the correct form.

    'News' is a noun considered to be indivisible, and so singular.

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    Re: are/is

    Hi!

    News is an uncountable noun and takes only singular verb in this situation, but if you say :
    "There are more pieces of news that I`ve ever read in this paper"..
    you can use plural verbs

    so,
    news + singular
    pieces of news/items of news + plural verb
    ex. a piece of news[or, news] was/is, etc....
    more pieces of news were/are, etc.......

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