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    "here are" or "here is"

    Shoud I say "here are" or "here is" or it depends on something else( the object considered)?
    Such as I say:
    "Here are some pens"
    "Here is some pens"
    "Here is a pen"
    Which is wrong?
    Thanks!

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    Re: "here are" or "here is"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Shoud I say "here are" or "here is" or it depends on something else( the object considered)?
    Such as I say:
    "Here are some pens"
    "Here is some pens"
    "Here is a pen"
    Which is wrong?
    Thanks!
    "Here is some pens" is wrong.

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    Re: "here are" or "here is"

    Yes, it depends on the object. Here is "one thing." Here are "plural things."

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    Re: "here are" or "here is"

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


    Hello, Trueheart:

    It might help you to remember that in such sentences, the word "here" is something like "there."

    Just as you would say:

    There is a book; there are books.


    So, too, do you say:

    Here is a book; Here are books.

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