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    #1

    a few

    which is right? "there are only a few things i found wrong or there's only a few things i found wrong...confusing for me..thanks!


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    Re: a few

    Hi, Chum,
    There are is correct, because a few is plural.
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    #3

    Re: a few

    On the other hand, there is is considered to be an idiomatic form nowadays so it is often used with plural in spoken English.

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    Re: a few

    Quote Originally Posted by chum View Post
    which is right? "there are only a few things i found wrong or there's only a few things i found wrong...confusing for me..thanks!
    I agree with Humble. That construction requires a plural verb. Many people use "there's" in that construction, but it is not grammatically correct.

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