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there is there are


there is there are
I ´m a little confused
what is right?

there is always the risk of accidents
there are always the risk of accidents

thanks in advance

30 Aug 2011      

maryse peyé

Hi dear,
there IS always THE RISK (singular uncountable) of accidents.
there ARE always ACCIDENTS (plural countable) at this crossroad.
Hope this could help.

30 Aug 2011     


There IS always the risk of accidents. The risk of the accidents is the focus of your sentence. Risk is an uncountable noun.
Hope this helps

30 Aug 2011     


thanks !

30 Aug 2011