Student or Learner
Which one is correct among these two sentences?
- There is 60 people
- There are 60 people
<Not a teacher>
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
He lives there. Where does he live? Answer: there.
Mr. Policeman!!! There he is!!! ( = He is there!!!)