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15 Apr 2012 — There's

With which noun should "there" agree?

 

There's a couple ways to solve this problem
There's a couple ways to solve this problem.

 

 

 

 

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There's a couple ways to solve this problem.

 

 

 

 

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of ways.

There's a couple ways to solve this problem.

 

 

 

 

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The agreement is between be and the noun in the quantity phrase. are → a couple of ways.

There're a couple ways to solve this problem. (informal contraction)
There are a couple ways to solve this problem. (written form)

 

 

 

 

 

"There is" is often referred to as a frozen phrase – in speech, a fixed wording or expression that does not vary to reflect normal grammatical agreement with the rest of the sentence.

 

 Solution - lightbulb It / There PronounsDummy Pronouns, Quantifier vs. Phrase Agr 


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