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    bosun is offline Senior Member
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    there is or there are

    If you see any problems, can I have your comments? Thanks in advance.

    I have lived twenty three years, and for my life, I have expereinced a lot of things. There are( or were??) happy, sad or( and???) regrettable experiences.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: there is or there are

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    If you see any problems, can I have your comments? Thanks in advance.

    I have lived twenty three years, and during my life I have experienced a lot of things. There are( or were??) happy, sad or( and???) regrettable experiences.

    You can use either "are" or "were" - it is a stylistic decision whether you are going to see these as experiences that are still part of your life, or as experiences that happened.

    Again, "and" /"or" is a stylistic decision. Both work.

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