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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    Hi guys

    Which one is correct among these two sentences?


    • There is 60 people
    • There are 60 people

    Thanks,
    Anish

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi guys,

    Which one of these two sentences is correct?


    • There is 60 people
    • There are 60 people

    Thanks,
    Anish

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    Neither is correct as they do not end with full stops.

    You need 'There are 60 people.'

    (You only need to say you are not a teacher if you are trying to answer a question.)

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi guys

    Which one is correct among these two sentences?


    • There is 60 people
    • There are 60 people
    Thanks,
    Anish

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Anish,

    A teacher has just given you an excellent answer. May I just add a few extra points?


    (1) Sometimes "there" is not an adverb. It only introduces a sentence.

    Grammar books tell us not to worry about it.

    Which would you say? "60 people is" or "60 people are"?

    I think that you would say "are."

    Therefore, ignore the "there" in sentences such as:

    There is a holiday tomorrow. (Would you say "holiday is" or "holiday are"? Of course, you would say "is.")


    There are 50 stars in the American flag. (Would you say "50 stars are" or "50 stars is"? Of course, you would say "are.")

    Careful! Sometimes "there" is a real adverb. Then you cannot

    "ignore" it:

    He lives there. Where does he live? Answer: there.

    Mr. Policeman!!! There he is!!! ( = He is there!!!)

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