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    there is plenty vs. there are plenty

    Should I use "there is plenty of opportunities out there" or "there are plenty of opportunities out there"?

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    Re: there is plenty vs. there are plenty

    Opportunities is plural, so its verb should also be plural. With Existential-there sentences, like the one you have, the true subject comes after the verb. Omit the word there and see what happens:

    Ex: There are plenty of opportunities out there.
    Ex: Plenty of opportunities are out there.

    Does that help?


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    Re: there is plenty vs. there are plenty

    Yes, thanks! Can you please name me an example of using "is" in similar situation?

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    Re: there is plenty vs. there are plenty

    EX: There is plenty of food on the table.
    Ex: Plenty of food is on the table.

    Does that help?

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