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    are or is?

    are or is?

    There are system, police, law, and religion.

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    Re: are or is?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    are or is?

    There are system, police, law, and religion.
    Hi sash2008,


    It could go either way -- "is" or "are" -- depending on the wider context in which the sentence is used. Also, realize that UK and American English have differing usages based upon "notional agreement." For further details, please see:
    within this wiki article on American and British English differences.

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    Re: are or is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monticello View Post
    Hi sash2008,



    It could go either way -- "is" or "are" -- depending on the wider context in which the sentence is used. Also, realize that UK and American English have differing usages based upon "notional agreement." For further details, please see:
    within this wiki article on American and British English differences.
    I really do not know how to thank you.
    Thank you very much teacher for your useful answer and for the links.

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