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    #1

    here is

    Is it acceptable to say "here is" instead of "here are" when there are plural nouns?
    1) Korea is made up of many provinces and each province has its special dishes made from local produce. The local cuisine using their local produces gives diverse and unique flavors to Korean food. Here is the local produce from three provinces and the festivals devoted to it.
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    #2

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    "Produce" is not countable and treated as a singular noun.

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    #3

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    But we need to consider festivals as well. It's not separated from it.

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    #4

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    Although they're nearby, they don't change the syntax.

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    #5

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    If you say "Here is your passport and bag", is it correct? I can't understand the difference between this and the example.

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    #6

    Re: here is

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;


    Here is the milk from three cows.
    Here is the juice from three grapes.

    Cheers

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    If you say "Here is your passport and bag", is it correct? I can't understand the difference between this and the example.
    You're right; the context is the same. "Here is A and B".
    It's very common in speech to say that. In writing, I'd probably accept it without noticing, but personally would write "are".
    Another complicating factor in speaking is that "here's" and "there's" (contracted) can take plurals.
    "Here are John and Mary", but "Here's John and Mary", and rarely "Here is John and Mary".
    "There are two people waiting for you"; "There's two people waiting for you." Both OK in speech. NOT *"There is two people waiting for you" and not in writing.

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    #8

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    The syntax of speech is very flexible.

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