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    There is Vs there are

    Which sentence is correct,
    There is a boy and a girl in the room.
    There are a boy and a girl in the room.

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    Re: There is Vs there are

    Quote Originally Posted by mcpchan View Post
    Which sentence is correct,
    There is a boy and a girl in the room.
    There are a boy and a girl in the room.
    Use there is when the following noun[ grammatical subject] is in the singular:

    There is a boy and a girl in the room.

    Use there are when the following noun [grammatical subject] is in the plural:

    There are some boys and a girl in the room.

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