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    there is/are

    Hello,

    do you say "there is an indoor and an outdoor pool" or "there are an indoor and an outdoor pool"?

    Thanks for your help!


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    Re: there is/are

    I am not a teacher...but I think

    1)There is an indoor and outdoor pool. [2 pools in total]
    2)There are indoor and outdoor pools. [many pools]

    Hopefully someone can clear both our doubts.

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    Re: there is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by bowsnhearts View Post
    I am not a teacher...but I think

    1)There is an indoor and outdoor pool. [2 pools in total]
    2)There are indoor and outdoor pools. [many pools]

    Hopefully someone can clear both our doubts.
    Looks good.

    The verb agrees in number with the first noun that follows it:


    • There is an indoor and outdoor pool.
    • There is an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
    • There are indoor pools and outdoor pools.

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