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Message from asafie posted on 05-10-2017 at 23:29:02 (D | E | F)
Can anybody please tell me if ‘‘There are a bunch of grapes’’ is more likely to be American or British ?
Edited by lucile83 on 06-10-2017 08:11
Re: There is-are/help from mah, posted on 06-10-2017 at 05:33:34 (D | E)
I think your sentence is Not correct: In American English it's said: There is a bunch of grapes OR There are (some) bunches of grapes.
A is used for bunch and verb refers to ( a bunch) so there IS.
I hope it helps.
Re: There is-are/help from zilazila, posted on 06-10-2017 at 07:34:43 (D | E)
The sentence 'There are a bunch of grapes ' is not correct. You should say 'There is a bunch of grapes, but you can say, ' There are a bunch of people.....'
Re: There is-are/help from asafie, posted on 06-10-2017 at 07:45:51 (D | E)
Why should I use the plural form with people and not with grapes ?
And I was told at school that one (BrE or AmE) is more likely to use the plural form and the other one the singular form, but I can’t remember an example yet
edit : I mean in general, not only for the phrase a bunch of
Re: There is-are/help from zilazila, posted on 06-10-2017 at 08:10:23 (D | E)
"A bunch of people " means "many people" not organized as a group.
You can say, ' These are grapes', but ' "This is a bunch of grapes" . Because it is only one bunch. bunch is Singular.
Re: There is-are/help from lucile83, posted on 06-10-2017 at 11:36:52 (D | E)
Here is an interesting thread: Link
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