"there's" + <plural noun>

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Sun Sep 27 23:45:44 UTC 2009

We frequently use such expressions in my family - and regularly mock one another for doing so.

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--- On Sat, 9/26/09, James Harbeck <jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA> wrote:

> From: James Harbeck <jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA>
> Subject: Re: "there's" + <plural noun>
> Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 9:58 PM
> >The fact that locative
> >"there" ("There's our rides") and "here" ("Here's our
> rides") seem
> >somewhat less likely (I think in those cases I would
> say "There're"
> >and "Here're", regardless of the "unpronounceability"
> factor) to me
> >suggests that it's not just phonology.
> I actually would say "Here's our rides," and I think I've
> heard that
> sort of usage often enough in my corner of the world. But I
> share
> your suspicion that phonology is not all that's affecting
> this.
> James Harbeck.
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