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chui ying asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

english grammar Q..

i wanna ask a question about the use of "here " is or are

if the sentence is : here __________ a teddy bear and some cups.

then we should fill in "is" or "are"?

i will use "are" because "teddy bear and some cups" are in parallel structure but my friend said it should be "is", because "is" refering to "A teddy bear", and "Some cups" is another structure....

i am confused...if anyone can help?

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    1 decade ago
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    You are right. Congrats!!!

    Here are a teddy bear and some cups. CORRECT

    We have to use "are" in the sentence.

    A teddy bear and some cups are HERE.<============

    ( If you look at it this way, the picture will be clearer.)

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    By the way, there are some mistakes in your sentences.

    english grammar Q..

    i wanna ask a question about the use of &quot;here &quot; is or are

    if the sentence is : here __________ a teddy bear and some cups.

    then we should fill in &quot;is&quot; or &quot;are&quot;?

    i will use &quot;are&quot; because &quot;teddy bear and some cups&quot; are in parallel structure but my friend said it should be &quot;is&quot;, because &quot;is&quot; refering to &quot;A teddy bear&quot;, and &quot;Some cups&quot; is another structure....

    i am confused...if anyone can help? &lt;----------------Your sentences

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    A question about English grammar

    I'd like to know If I should use "is" or "are" when I use "here".

    Here is the sentence:

    Here_____ a teddy bear and some cups.

    Should I fill in "is" or "are"?

    As for me, I will definitely go for "are" since " a teddy bear and some cups" mean more than one item. We call it subject-verb agreement right?

    I am so confused now because my friend told me the opposite.

    This friend of mine says "Here is a teddy bear and some cups" is another kind of

    sentence structure.

    Could anyone clear my doubts, please? Thanks a lot!

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  • 1 decade ago

    you are true...

    it is "are"...

    i will use "are" because "teddy bear and some cups" are in parallel

    structure but my friend said it should be "is", because "is" refering to "A teddy bear", and "Some cups" is another structure....

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