There was/were a pen and three pencilsIs it correct to say 'various information'? Doesnt the word various require a plural noun or some construction like 'various pieces of information'? Also should the question mark in the above sentence be inside or outside of the quote mark? Boca Raton, Florida Thu, Aug 19, Yes, information is definitely a non-count noun and doesn't allow for pluralization. As for the question mark, yes, it belongs after the quotation mark in this context. Most writers would have used a double-quote mark in that sentence in the U.
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We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More. I disagree. This is one of those cases where sound matters. There IS a pencil and three pens. There ARE three pens and a pencil. Scyllacat, have you seen using sound as an aid to subject-verb agreement in any guide?
Ask a Question. I know when to use there is with the nouns in a singular form and there are with plural nouns. But one thing puzzles me. It puzzles me. Is it a correct structure?
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