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    There're

    Hi,
    As you know the short form of "there is" is "there's".

    Can we say that the short form of "there are" is "there're"?

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    Re: There're

    We certainly use it in speech so if you're transcribing direct speech, it would be fine. I wouldn't use it in standard writing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There're

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    Hi,
    As you know the short form of "there is" is "there's".

    Can we say that the short form of "there are" is "there're"?
    Yes, but in speech, Americans usually use there's whether the following noun is singular or plural.
    I am not a teacher.

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