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    "there exists" or "there exist"

    Which one is correct?

    There exists two mechanisms
    OR
    There exist two mechanisms


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    Re: "there exists" or "there exist"

    If you resructure the sentence, I believe it sounds best to say:

    Two mechanisms exist

    I hope that helps :]

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    Re: "there exists" or "there exist"

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which one is correct?

    There exists two mechanisms No.
    OR
    There exist two mechanisms Yes.
    Petra

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    Re: "there exists" or "there exist"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lifeisallugot View Post
    If you resructure the sentence, I believe it sounds best to say:

    Two mechanisms exist

    I hope that helps :]
    Is not there the different meaning?
    Two mechanisms exist.
    There exist two mechanisms.
    Or you've just tried to explain how to write the word exist correctly?


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    Re: "there exists" or "there exist"

    Is not there the different meaning?

    Is not there a difference in meaning?

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    Re: "there exists" or "there exist"

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Is not there the different meaning?

    Is not there a difference in meaning?
    Thanks a lot! I like when you check all text.

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