shane said:Is this sentence right? I would have thought "There is air and water on earth" to be better, as 'air' and 'water' are uncountable.
tdol said:A sentence like 'There are a man and a woman waiting to see you' is grammatical, but I cannot imagine many native speakers coming out with it.
Lib said:A teacher once told me, many years ago, that if the first thing after there ... is singular, then we use 'there is' and if the first thing is plural, then we use 'there are'.
Lib said:There is a cup and two plates. There are two plates and a cup.
Lib said:It may sound strange, but it is logical in a warped sort of way.