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    One Or Two

    I have more than once met with sentences with 'one or two' like in:

    LONGMAN DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH, third edition
    one: There are one or two things to sort out before I leave.

    My question is whether we can say 'There is one or two things to sort out before I leave'?

    Thank you.


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    Re: One Or Two

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I have more than once met with sentences with 'one or two' like in:

    LONGMAN DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH, third edition
    one: There are one or two things to sort out before I leave.

    My question is whether we can say 'There is one or two things to sort out before I leave'?

    Thank you.
    Since things is plural, you should use "are" to be correct. If "thing" was used then you would use "is"

    There is one thing to sort out before I leave.

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