Should I say, " the milk and cheese are fresh." OR " the milk and cheese is fresh."?
should I say, " there's some milk and a soda and four eggs." OR " there are some milk and a soda and four eggs."
In the first, I would use are because they're two separate things. With the second, I'd go for there's because it is followed directly by an uncountable noun and there are would sound odd to me, though others might prefer the plural.