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    There (is/are) both agreement and disagreement on the subject

    Hi,

    There is both agreement and disagreement on the subject.
    There are both agreement and disagreement on the subject.

    Even native English speakers have doubt on this question.
    Which one is correct?
    Some say (is) and some say (are)


    Thank you.

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    Re: There (is/are) both agreement and disagreement on the subject

    I also want to know the answer to this question.

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    #3

    Re: There (is/are) both agreement and disagreement on the subject

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    There is both agreement and disagreement on the subject.
    There are both agreement and disagreement on the subject.

    Even native English speakers have doubt on this question.
    Which one is correct?
    Some say (is) and some say (are)


    Thank you.
    You will get different opinions on this. The delayed subject is plural, so a plural verb would be technically correct. However, many would choose the singular verb.

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