there are a lot of

There is a lot of animals.

There are lot of animals.

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Which one between the above sentences is correct? Or can both be used?

Peter Mortensen's user avatar

asked Jan 2, 2017 at 8:37

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Unless the second is a typo, then neither are correct.

"There is a lot of" and "There are a lot of" are both legitimate terms, depending on whether the noun is countable or not.

For example:

  • There are a lot of cars. ("cars" is countable)
  • There is a lot of sugar. ("sugar" is not countable)

In your example, animals are countable, therefore the sentence should read.

There are a lot of animals.

or

There are lots of animals.

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answered Jan 2, 2017 at 8:48

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If you are describing a plot of land that has many animals, then use the first option. If you are describing a situation where there are many animals in general, use "There are many animals."

answered Jan 2, 2017 at 16:38

"There ARE a lot of animals" is incorrect. "Lot" is the subject of the sentence and it is singular. "Is" goes with a singular subject, "are" goes with a plural subject. "There ARE lots" is correct because the subject "LOTS" is plural. When you say..."There IS a lot of animals"...that is correct. "Animals" is plural but it's not the subject. It's the object of the preposition "of". This is also INCORRECT..."There was an accident. But none of the passengers WERE injured". The correct way is...."But none of the passengers WAS injured". "Passengers" is not the subject but the object of the preposition "of". "None" is the subject. It's singular because "None" is short for "not one". If you're asked..."how many were injured?". You wouldn't say..."Not one were". You'd say..."Not one was".

answered Nov 3, 2018 at 14:59

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The subject, đồ sộ bủ, is Lot - as in Bag, Box, Bundle, etc... So, There is a BAG of cars...Think "parking" Lot.... There IS a Parking Lot of cars - NOT - There ARE a Parking Lot of cars. That said, As commented by someone else, either way sounds incorrect đồ sộ bủ.

answered Jan 5, 2018 at 20:59

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Neither of them are. It should be either of those:

There are a lot of animals.

There are lots of animals.

In these constructions, the verb ('are') will agree with the noun phrase coming after it, and 'a lot of animals' is plural sánh you need đồ sộ use 'are'.

answered Jan 2, 2017 at 8:45

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