"there's" + <plural noun>

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Sep 26 20:30:50 UTC 2009

Grant Barrett wrote:
> Can anyone point me to something definitive on the the use of
> "there's" followed by a plural noun? I understand it to behave
> somewhat like "hay" in Spanish and "il y a" in French.
> I have seen this Language Log post by Mark Liberman, which is a good
> start:
> http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002447.html

Here's an old 'thread':


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