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There is/There areEdit
Hi Mikeprichard! Thanks for the ongoing grammar cleanups. I've reverted a few instances where you've changed "there is" to "there are" when referring to a series of nouns. The general rule is to use "is" when the first noun in the series is singular; for example, "there is a bandit and a bandit chief" is correct in standard English. I understand there exists some controversy among grammarists regarding this usage in formal English but we tend to go with most common usage on the wiki. —Legoless (talk) 21:37, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note! The Collins interpretation linked above is an example of (in my opinion) a very unfortunate contemporary erosion of standard formal English rules. That said, I'm certainly not going to cause a controversy over something as silly as "is" vs. "are" here on this fine site! I'll just let these go from now on. As always, I really appreciate the site admins' hard work to keep the UESP the definitive resource for all things Elder Scrolls. Mikeprichard (talk)