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“There is” or “there are?” (singular/plural) | Practice 1

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Based on the previous lesson and video, complete the blanks in each of the sentences below so that the correct form of there to be is used. Be sure to follow standard grammar rather than colloquial use.

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1. Since the City installed traffic lights at this intersection, there no accidents here.

Since the City installed traffic lights at this intersection, there have been no accidents here.

2. There many tall mountains in Europe.

There are many tall mountains in Europe.

3. there any coffee shops in this building?

Are there any coffee shops in this building?

4. Do you know if there multiple ways to solve this math equation?

Do you know if there are multiple ways to solve this math equation?

5. As far as I know, there only one correct way of solving this math equation.

As far as I know, there is only one correct way of solving this math equation.

6. If Congress does not pass this piece of legislation by Friday, there going to be serious consequences for the country.

If Congress does not pass this piece of legislation by Friday, there are going to be serious consequences for the country.

7. We can proudly say that there been no accidents in our factory so far this year.

We can proudly say that there have been no accidents in our factory so far this year.

8. There one president, one vice-president, and several cabinet secretaries in the Executive Branch of the American government.

Both there is and there are are correct, depending on the rule you follow.

There is one president, one vice-president, and several cabinet secretaries...” follows the “list rule,” in which the verb agrees with the first items of a list.

There are one president, one vice-president, and several cabinet secretaries...” agrees with the subject as a whole, not just the first item on the list.

9. Let me know if there anything I can do to help.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

10. There very few valid excuses not to participate in local politics.

There are very few valid excuses not to participate in local politics.