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    Question in spring, there are/is flowers

    Is or are? I think it's is becuase there > refers to spring....
    Please give me more examples


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    Re: in spring, there are/is flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by hugsandkisses View Post
    Is or are? I think it's is becuase there > refers to spring....
    Please give me more examples
    The subject is 'flowers' (plural noun), so the verb has to be plural - 'are'.


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    Re: in spring, there are/is flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by hugsandkisses View Post
    Is or are? I think it's is becuase there > refers to spring....
    Please give me more examples
    Consider the sentence this way: there are flowers in spring.

    The presentative there (for example, "there is a man waiting for you") serves to express the existence of something: in the case of your sentence, the existence of flowers in spring; therefore the there refers to the flowers and not the season of spring (as Clark has already pointed out).

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