There is or There are

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There is or There are

Post by beylan » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:26 am

I had an exam today and there was this question:

There is a banana and 2 apples on the table.
There are a banana and 2 apples on the table.

Which one was correct?

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Re: There is or There are

Post by Alan » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:27 am

Colloquially many natives would accept #1, but #2 would be considered more formally correct.

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