Thread: "here are" or "here is"

When deciding whether lớn use is or are, look at whether the noun is plural or singular. If the noun is singular, use is. If it is plural or there is more than one noun, use are.


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Is vs. Are with Collective Nouns

A collective noun refers lớn a group of people or things that is treated as a single entity in speech. Committee is a collective noun. A committee is made up of multiple people, but the word itself is singular in form. In American English, collective nouns take is. In British English, collective nouns can take is or are.


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In the sentence above, opportunities is plural, so it requires there are. (Don’t let the word many throw you off—concentrate on the noun.)

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Use is with singular subjects và are with plural subjects.Collective nouns usually take is, but you can use are if you need khổng lồ emphasize the individuals who belong to the group.Phrases lượt thích a number of… usually take a plural verb.

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