I am composing this phrase for a real forum discussion in person:
There are a large number of proverbs/idioms in English (and doubtless additional ones in American). Some are entirely regional and if you don't live in that region you are unlikely to hear them. It is not easy either sometimes when you associate the situation that includes a cultural background [when you translate/interpret the Indo cultural things for Westerner you will find it]. Thank you.
Question: Any recommended advise whether I should use: "There is a large number" OR "There are a large number"?