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There's three things: is it correct? [duplicate]

I found this phrase: So what is it about habits that makes something like biting your fingernails so hard to stop, while making something like running a couple half marathons per week possible? ...
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Which is grammatically correct: “There is tea and juice” or “There are tea and juice”? [duplicate]

The bread and butter was tasty Bread and butter are sold in this shop. I have been taught when things are considered separately, we should use 'are' but when they are used collectively, we ...
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Should it be “there is a total of 378 vehicles” or “there are a total of 378 vehicles”? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if the subject is the total (in which case it would be "there is") or the vehicles (in which case it would be "there are"). I suppose another option would be to remove "total of" from ...
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Singular or plural in these sentences . . [duplicate]

I've often written sentences like these: The structure and linearity here is [are?]what is [are?] stifling creativity. Compare: The pencil and pen are in the room. [Where is seems wrong] The project ...
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'is' or 'are' in lists of counted nouns [duplicate]

Which of the following is correct? Does the is/are depend on the total number of things in the list, or only on the thing immediately following the is/are? There is 1 apple and 1 orange available. ...
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Do you use “there is” or “there are” before a list? [duplicate]

When I use "there are:" (with a colon) to introduce a list starting with a singular item, should I use "there is" or "there are"? According to grammar rules, I should use "there is" if the following ...
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Which one is correct - “ There is only us here” or “There are only us here” [duplicate]

Temporary reopen note: The linked-to question is about the verb agreeing with the grammatical number of the first item in a list in a there is/are sentence. However there is no list in this question ...
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uncountable noun + and + uncountable noun [duplicate]

Which sounds better? There is water and butter in my fridge. There are water and butter in my fridge. I think it should be: is. But what if we said: How much flour and butter is needed to make a ...
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Singular or plural verb with a list of three items [duplicate]

I have seen the following sentence in a published book: Sentence A There were a toothbrush, a piece of floss, and a tube of toothpaste. It sounds wrong to my ear. I would write Sentence B There was ...
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“There's too many numbers” vs “There are too many numbers” [duplicate]

When people use plural nouns after the word "there's", for example: There's too many numbers. it makes me a bit frustrated. I try to correct it by using "There are," but it still happens sometimes ...
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There is vs There are [duplicate]

I'm aware of (multitudinous) related, similar questions concerning this, but I still feel tentative for the following example. I also referenced http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/...
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Use of “there's” in plural [duplicate]

Well we know that is is the correct form for singular and are is the correct form for plural, right? As such "There is a great pizza place in Chicago" would be correct in prose or dialogue as would "...
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“What is your name and address” - why “is” instead of “are”? [duplicate]

We use "is" with singular but here we use "is" with two things: "name and address". Why?
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“There is” and “there's” used before a plural word [duplicate]

I was just wondering how can you use "there is" followed by a word that is in plural, e.g "There's cupcakes in the fridge" and "There is a couple of things we can do --" Is it just slang?
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“Is” or “are” when one item is singular, the other plural [duplicate]

Would you say: There is no fire or hot ashes in the fireplace. or There are no fire or hot ashes in the fireplace. And where does that question mark go?

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