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    #1

    there is vs there are

    "There is people I can trust." that's what I heard.

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    "There are people I can trust.''

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    Re: there is vs there are

    There are people ... .

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    Re: there is vs there are

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    There are people ... .
    In the fourth episode of "EVENT" an FBI agent says "There is people I can trust."?

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    Re: there is vs there are

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    In the fourth episode of "EVENT" an FBI agent says "There is people I can trust."?
    More likely, "there's people ...", a contracted form, and, yes, it's English.

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    Re: there is vs there are

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    More likely, "there's people ...", a contracted form, and, yes, it's English.
    "There is". Why did she say it instead of "there are"?

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    Re: there is vs there are

    It is the kind of things you will hear in colloquial language. I think it's simply because it's easier to say. In London, forms like 'There's two things I have to say' are found in speech. I agree with Lauralie2 that the contraction is more likely. If the person actually said 'There is people', I'd put it down as a slip of the tongue, a mistake. If they said 'There's people', I'd say it was a colloquial usage that saves us a syllable when speaking- there are is more difficult to say at speed.

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