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is or are

Postby Hung Tao » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:02 am

Please tell me which sentence is correct:
1) There is only a bottle of milk, some eggs and butter in the fridge.
2) There are only a bottle of milk, some eggs and butter in the fridge.
Thanks a lot.
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Re: is or are

Postby Alan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 am

Both possible, but most speakers would consider the first more natural.
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