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How to describe two different objects: (Assume: one apple and one banana here) "There are an apple and banana here." or "There are an apple and a banana here." ??

  • Are you asking for a phrase/word to describe the contrasting characteristic of two different things? A common idiom for that is "Apples and Oranges", the twins are only similar in appearance, in nature they are really apples and oranges. – Andy Semyonov Apr 3 '15 at 9:59
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You will use is if the object is in singular. Eg:

There is an apple and a banana here.

You will use are if the objects are in plural. Eg:

There are apples and bananas here.

More details on verb agreement is given here.

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