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There Is Agreement

There is an agreement which is the most popular phrase on the Internet. Note that the normal word sequence (subject verb) is reversed or reversed (subject verb). The word there is not the subject. It is important to identify the subject and make sure that the verb conforms to it. So which of these sentences is correct? The answer is both. The first follows the default rule. But the second is also accepted, and many authors would prefer it because it seems more natural. If the subject is present or gives according to a list of items, you can match your verb to the first noun in the list. Our agreement was that you would pay until the first of the month.

After a long discussion, there has still been no agreement on what to do next. We finally agreed: I would cook and Ann would do the cleaning. The twenty-six countries have signed an agreement to reduce air pollution. Note: Although there are or are useful constructs in certain situations, some authors prefer to rephrase the sentence. If you decide to rephrase the list and place it in front of the verb, you need to match the verb to the plural list (and not just to the next point): the committee finally agreed on two important issues. We use it before a number of subjects singularly. Look at these examples: in most English sentences, the subject comes before the verb. But sentences that begin there, follow or follow a different order: The subject comes according to the verb is or are. Here is an example: as long as we do not agree on this point, the opinion of the experts will not be able to play a convincing role in our discussions. There is a broad consensus that damage to forests is the result of air pollution.

The structure of there is very simple: among the best teachers, there is concordance between methods, practice and values. But there is a consensus that the proportion of women is absolutely tiny. Do we use it or is there with a lot or a lot? It depends on the name: If it`s singular, use it; If it`s plural, use it: You can also apply this rule to it and there were some; it seems/seems to be and it seems/seems to be; And there and there. An exception occurs when a list of names is available as a subject. Logically, a list of two or more elements would be plural and therefore would require a plural verblage: There is agreement on what the oldest profession in the world is. . . .