Element FORM: 'THERE IS/ARE' + A LOT OF
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat there is/are
Lexical Range N/A
Level A2
Cando Can use both 'there is' and 'there are' + 'a lot of' + plural noun.
Corrected Learner Example There's a lot of people there. (Portugal; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Portuguese; Pass)

There's a lot of clothes but they are very cheap. (Turkey; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Turkish; Pass)

You can go to the town centre because there are a lot of shops in the town centre. (China; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2001; Chinese; Pass)

It's a very interesting place because there are a lot of pictures. (France; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2001; French; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example There's a lot of people there. (Portugal; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Portuguese; Pass)

There's a lot of clothes but they are very cheap. (Turkey; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Turkish; Pass)

You can go to the town centre because there are a lot of shops in the town centre. (China; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2001; Chinese; Pass)

It's very interesting place because there are a lot of pictures. (France; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2001; French; Pass)
Comments Note that 'there is' + plural noun is more common in informal spoken contexts than in written contexts and may be considered incorrect. In some cases this may reflect first language use.

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