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Problem with contraction "There's "

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Problem with contraction "There's "

Post by OBurnasenkov » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:38 pm

  • In the lyrics there is a line "She says there's ants in the carpet" and i'm confused about contraction. I guess author meant "there is" but it is wrong because ants are plural. Can anybody help me with this one?Thanks.

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Re: Problem with contraction "There's "

Post by Alan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:00 am

It's nonstandard: should be 'there are', but this kind of usage is common in conversation.

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