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    If there is/are any problem(s)

    Hi,

    Question:
    Which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    If there is any problem during my holiday, please call Mr. Johan.
    Sentence2:
    If there is any problems during my holiday, please call Mr. Johan.
    Sentence3:
    If there are any problems during my holiday, please call Mr. Johan.

    Thanks

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    Re: If there is/are any problem(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    If there is any problem during my holiday, please call Mr. Johan.
    Sentence2:
    If there's any problems during my holiday, please call Mr. Johan.
    Sentence3:
    If there are any problems during my holiday, please call Mr. Johan.

    Thanks
    "There's" is often used for plural as well as singular in this type of sentence.
    This would make them all correct, if the "there is" is replaced by "there's".

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