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    "Where is" "There is"

    Hello,
    I have a small problem with these things.
    In TV series (where else? ) I heard these 2 sentences:

    Where is the pretzels?

    There is three men in a room, and the kids are out of the house.


    So, in both sentences I'm very confused why they did not use are.

    Where are the pretzels?

    There are three men in a room, and the kids are out of the house.
    (In my opinion the correct versions, compared to the other 2 versions.)

    I often read such things, even things like:
    There's a few problems in your theory.

    Why not:
    There're a few problems in your theory.

    I don't understand it

    Cheers!

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    #2

    Re: "Where is" "There is"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I have a small problem with these things.
    In TV series (where else? ) I heard these 2 sentences:

    Where is the pretzels?

    There is three men in a room, and the kids are out of the house.


    So, in both sentences I'm very confused why they did not use are.

    Where are the pretzels?

    There are three men in a room, and the kids are out of the house.
    (In my opinion the correct versions, compared to the other 2 versions.)

    I often read such things, even things like:
    There's a few problems in your theory.

    Why not:
    There're a few problems in your theory.

    I don't understand it

    Cheers!
    Simply, they are wrong.

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    Re: "Where is" "There is"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I have a small problem with these things.
    In TV series (where else? ) I heard these 2 sentences:

    Where is the pretzels?

    There is three men in a room, and the kids are out of the house.

    So, in both sentences I'm very confused why they did not use are.

    Where are the pretzels?

    There are three men in a room, and the kids are out of the house.
    (In my opinion the correct versions, compared to the other 2 versions.)

    I often read such things, even things like:
    There's a few problems in your theory.

    Why not:
    There're a few problems in your theory.

    I don't understand it

    Cheers!
    ***NOT A TEACHER***(1) Here in the States, "There is a few problems" is considered wrong, but if you use the contraction "there's," it is acceptable in speech. (2) "There're a few problems" is correct grammar, but it is very difficult to pronounce. Thank you.

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    Re: "Where is" "There is"

    Thanks guys!

    Okay, this makes sense!
    I really believe they said there's and where's.
    Alright, now everything should be fine

    Cheers!

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    Re: "Where is" "There is"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Okay, this makes sense!
    I really believe they said there's and where's.
    Alright, now everything should be fine

    Cheers!
    You are very welcome. Thank you for your thoughtful note.

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