Are there any questions I should be asking?
Is there any articles available on the subject?
My instinct is that in the two questions above, it should be 'are' as the subjects of the sentences (questions/articles) are plural.
However I also recall being told that the singular 'is' is valid here too, and of course see it very often in usage online, and this has left me a bit unsure.
Update: I have stumbled upon the reason for the confusion.
Is there any water?
Are there any questions?
The sentence structure is the same but of course water is not plural, although it is not singular either.