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    Thumbs up Many are there or There are many

    I wanted to know if the following sentence is correct or incorrect.
    "Many fruits are there in the tree"

    Someone I thought knew English very well said "It doesn't sound right" and suggested "There are many fruits in the tree", is the correct form. Although I too agree that "There are many..." is correct, I don't know why "Many are there..." is incorrect and hence the question.

    Thank You

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    Re: Many are there or There are many

    In poetry, you can invert things for euphony.

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    #3

    Re: Many are there or There are many

    both of them

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    Re: Many are there or There are many

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    In poetry, you can invert things for euphony.
    If the context was not poetry?
    Is there any technical reason for usage of one over the other?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    both of them
    Sorry. Incorrect or Correct?


    Thank You for your quick response.

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    Re: Many are there or There are many

    Yes, the technical reasons are for meter or rime. In songs or lyrics or poetry. In ordinary prose, the sentence would be an odd one.

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    Re: Many are there or There are many

    Quote Originally Posted by iFCP View Post
    I wanted to know if the following sentence is correct or incorrect.
    "Many fruits are there in the tree"

    Someone I thought knew English very well said "It doesn't sound right" and suggested "There are many fruits in the tree", is the correct form. Although I too agree that "There are many..." is correct, I don't know why "Many are there..." is incorrect and hence the question.

    Thank You
    The question of whether it is correct or not is the wrong question.
    It is grammatical, but people would rarely say it this way.

    This form might be found in proverbs or Biblical quotes or poetry. Sometimes, otherwise ordinary people say things like "Many are the times I wish I'd done that"or something similar. It's not wrong; but saying things in strange ways can sound weird.

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    Re: Many are there or There are many

    Thank you all for your replies. That was helpful.

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