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    there is more funds

    Is it correct to say "There's more funds for each child."?
    I was watching an episode from Top Notch and that man said the sentence above. I know the word "funds" is plural and it's countable, shouldn't it be "There are more funds for each child."?

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    Re: there is more funds

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Is it correct to say "There's more funds for each child."?
    I was watching an episode from Top Notch and that man said the sentence above. I know the word "funds" is plural and it's countable, shouldn't it be "There are more funds for each child."?
    It's common in speech, in the contracted form, but incorrect in the full form and in written English.

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    Re: there is more funds

    NOT A TEACHER


    Hello,

    I think that native speakers accept "There's more funds" in informal English for at least two reasons:

    1. It takes too much time to say "There are more funds."

    2. It is too difficult to pronounce the contraction: "There're more funds."

    (Of course, native speakers do NOT accept "There is more funds.")


    Sincerely yours,


    James

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