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Is the statement below grammatically correct?

"There are a cupboard, a tea table, and a carpet."

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  • Possible duplicate of "There are so many" vs. "There is so many" (see Kosmonaut's answer, re [There is/are + nominal]: agreement with number, but with 'there's + plural noun' becoming acceptable in informal English). Aug 1, 2019 at 13:58
  • grammar has two m's in English.
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    Aug 1, 2019 at 14:15
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Exception at the bottom of: grammar link

both

"There are a cupboard, a tea table, and a carpet."

and

"There is a cupboard, a tea table, and a carpet."

are correct. With the latter being preferred due to sounding more natural.

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