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    "is" or "are"

    In denying sentence should I use "is" or "are" for plural noun:
    a) There is no jobs (cars, books, etc).
    b) There are no jobs (cars, books, etc).

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    Re: "is" or "are"

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Hi,

    I would definitely say, "There are no jobs."
    There are exceptions where you can use is in combination with plural words:
    It is the cars that make the noise.
    Even though cars is plural you write is, because it belongs to it.

    Or even:
    Two women is enough for me.
    (In this case the word is belongs to enough.)

    And of course I'm joking... One woman certainly is enough

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: "is" or "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Hi,

    I would definitely say, "There are no jobs."
    There are exceptions where you can use is in combination with plural words:
    It is the cars that make the noise.
    Even though cars is plural you write is, because it belongs to it.

    Or even:
    Two women is enough for me.
    (In this case the word is belongs to enough.)

    And of course I'm joking... One woman certainly is enough

    Cheers!
    I don't know what you mean by "belongs to". I have no problem with "It's the cars that...", but I would say, "Two women are enough for me."

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