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  1. moqaddas's Avatar
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    #1

    is or are?

    There is a collection of paintings in my house.
    There are many paintings in my house.
    There is a lot of paintings in my house.

    Are the above sentences correct grammatically?

    ''There are a lot of painting in my house''
    Is it correct to use ''are '' in the above sentence?

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    #2

    Re: is or are?

    As for the last one, yes it is very common either way.

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    #3

    Re: is or are?

    I would use only 'are' with 'a lot of' + plural noun. For me, 'is' is unacceptable English.

    The are a lot of (many) paintings in my house.
    There isn't a lot of (much) space in the garage.

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    Re: is or are?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I would use only 'are' with 'a lot of' + plural noun. For me, 'is' is unacceptable English.

    The are a lot of (many) paintings in my house.
    There isn't a lot of (much) space in the garage.
    On second thought, I agree more with 5jed than my previous statement of apparent equivalence between the two.

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