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    #1

    There is going to be ... / There are going to be ...

    (a) There is/There's going to be 50 people at the party.
    (b) There are/There're going to be 50 people at the party.

    I think (b) is grammatically correct.
    How about (a)? Is it acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: There is going to be ... / There are going to be ...

    B is grammatically correct. Most Americans would use the "there's" version of A in spoken English. The "there is" version is incorrect.

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    Last edited by GoesStation; 01-Jun-2020 at 17:28. Reason: Fix an error.
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    Re: There is going to be ... / There are going to be ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The "there is" version is incorrect.
    I somehow typed "are" when I meant "is". I've corrected it now. For B, you may sometimes hear someone say there're, but it's not very common. It's too hard to say.
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    #4

    Re: There is going to be ... / There are going to be ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I somehow typed "are" when I meant "is". I've corrected it now.
    It only shows that you're used to there's so much that you subconsciously don't even consider there are an option.

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    #5

    Re: There is going to be ... / There are going to be ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    It only shows that you're used to there's so much that you subconsciously don't even consider there are an option.
    You took the words out of my mouth. I really was thinking of writing that.
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