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    There is a group of people in the park or there are a group of people?

    Dear teacher

    I would like to make clear which of the following sentences is correct. There is or there are a group of people in the park.
    Thank you very much for your attention.
    Looking forward to your reply.

    Yayamie

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    Re: There is a group of people in the park or there are a group of people?

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, Yayamie!

    The following example quoted from my Oxford Dictionary is worth your reference.
    'A group of us is/are going to the theatre this evening.

    I think 'is' applies to 'a group' while 'are' applies to 'us'.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: There is a group of people in the park or there are a group of people?

    There is.

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    Re: There is a group of people in the park or there are a group of people?

    I would use "is". "Group" could be used as a plural collective, but usually not when it is a delayed (dummy) subject.

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    Re: There is a group of people in the park or there are a group of people?

    Thank you very much for your reference.

    yayamie
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jul-2014 at 08:07. Reason: Unnecessary quote deleted.

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    Re: There is a group of people in the park or there are a group of people?

    My compatriot, clicking on the 'Thank' button can obviate the need for a new post saying 'thank you', such is one of the many unwritten rules on this forum.

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