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    More/much

    Dear all,

    Why use "there was" not "there were" i the sentence below and when do I use There "was/were"?

    And my second question is that why use "more" not "much turmoil" ?
    thank you very much.

    "There was more turmoil in Brazilís government,"

    Sincerely,

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    Re: More/much

    'There was much turmoil in Brazil's government' would be the correct form.

    'There was' because turmoil is a singular noun and 'much' because more would need to relate to a comparison.

    Rover

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    Re: More/much

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Why do we use "there was" not "there were" in the sentence below, and when do I use 'There "was/were"'?

    1. 'Turmoil' is not plural.
    2. We use 'there was' if we have a singular or uncountable noun, 'there were' if we have a plural noun.


    And my second third question is that why do we use "more" not "much turmoil" ?
    3. Because there has presumably been some turmoil already.

    "There was more turmoil in Brazilís government,",
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