There is many positions available within the company. Does the Subject and Verb agree?

1 Answer
May 23, 2018

No. See explanation.


The subject - verb agreement is the situation when subject and verb have the same number (singular or plural).

In the given example the subject is plural - positions, while the verb is singular - is. To agree the subject and berb you can do two things (both corrected sentences will have different meaning):

  • either leave the noun plural (many positions) and change the verb to match plural subject; the resulting sentence will be:

There are many positions available with the company.

  • you can lave the verb singular and change the subject to match the singular verb:

There is one position available with the company.