Tuesday, March 16, 2010

There is, There are ; "tons of food" singular/plural?

"There's"

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19960619



AUE, subject: There's guns!
(只有頭幾篇是在討論這,後來就被個宗教相關的發言給hijack了)

Robert Lieblich: (comment to "There's guns")
"There's" is quite commonly used in speech and informal writing as if
plural. See, for example

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19960619

Over the years there have been several threads in this very NG about
using "there's" as if plural. Some people think it's an error, and
some don't.  What cannot be denied is the frequency of the use -- it's
quite common.  I see nothing wrong with it in casual speech and
writing, but that's just one person's opinion.

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tons of food singular or plural?
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/browse_thread/thread/2bfab444ab903eca/a09dbc49848061ce

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