Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
I have never known that the first thing's number can determine the choice of either "there is" or "there are". It's really new to me.
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The living room is the center of my home, and it has a TV, bookshelves, and a dining table
That's okay, yes. Don't forget the full stop.

emsr2d2's sentence is better, though.