Student or Learner
I need an explanation about an exercice I just finished : about the right form to use between "there is" and "there are"
why it is "there are a lot of people...." and "there aren't enough police..."
Is it because people and police represent in fact a lot of persons ?
2. Use there is for non-count items(group nouns).
3. Use there are for many items (plural nouns).
1.There is a book on the table.
2. There is some milk left in the fridge.
3. There are a lot of people in the street. / There aren`t enough police officers in this department.
People and police [officers] - plural nouns.