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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > another ´there is ´ / ´there are ´ question !    

another ´there is ´ / ´there are ´ question !


another ´there is ´ / ´there are ´ question !


I ´ve been preparing a worksheet on Nanny Mc Phee and now I ´ve got all confused.
What would you say?
                                 There is no more nannies.
                                 There are no more nanny.
because I ´ve heard both in the film!
Thanks !

14 Jun 2009      


There are no more nannies!

14 Jun 2009     


What you heard may depend on the context.
If you were speaking to Nanny, you could say
There are no more , Nanny.  (meaning for example: The are no more cakes, Nanny)
There is no more, Nanny.      ( meaning for example: There is no milk, Nanny) but you need a comma for these.
If all the nannies are gone, then ´There are no more nannies ´ is correct.
It is incorrect to say ´There is no more nannies ´

14 Jun 2009     


Of course, there are no more nannies. " are " refers to " nannies" ( plural noun).
Apodo, yours is sooooo complete. Thanks!!

14 Jun 2009