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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    There IS(or ARE?) NO + PLURAL noun?

    Hello.
    I've a simple doubt.
    I just heard in a tv serie "There IS no more GIRLS". I wonder: wouldn't be correct to say "There ARE no more GIRLS"(because "GIRLS" is a plural noun)? Is there some kind of rule related to this?

    Thank you in advance.
    Regards
    Last edited by drageng123; 21-Nov-2012 at 01:33. Reason: spelling error

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    #2

    Re: There IS(or ARE?) NO + PLURAL noun?

    Yes, you are correct. The "rule" is "don't rely on TV or popular music to teach you good English."

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: There IS(or ARE?) NO + PLURAL noun?

    You will hear There's + plural in colloquial speech in many areas, and not just with no- There's two choices is the kind of thing you may well come across. It's not something you should do in any formal usage, and sticking to using are is a sound idea- you're always right.

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