Student or Learner
In John Lennon's song "Imagine" is a sentence - "Imagine there's no countries".
And I'm curios is this sentence grammatically correct? Why he used "is" instead of "are", countries - is word in plural form, isn't it?
And how will be grammatically right?
1) There is no countries - correct?
2) There are no countries - correct?
3) There aren't countries - correct?
4) There isn't countries - correct?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I've found this sentence in one British article -That does not mean to say that there are not countries receiving food aid which might well adopt policies which would increase their own...So, it's correct?
NOT A TEACHER
Mona: How many books are there?
Paul: There are three books.
Mona: What did you say? That airplane overhead was very noisy.
Ruth: He said that there's three books.
Mona: Oh, thanks a lot.
1. Paul's answer is the correct one. You may want to always use it in writing.
2. In the United States, Ruth's answer is very common in conversation. Saying "there's" saves more time than saying "there are."
3. Of course, "There is three books" is NEVER acceptable, even in conversation.