apple posted:

There is a wide range of products. This is correct.

Not " there are a wide.... Right?

At least I think so, but other native speakers seem to disagree.

Are both "is" and "are" acceptable in today's grammar?

Hi, Apple,

When "is" is used, the focus is on there being a range.

When "are" is used, the focus is on there being products -- a wide range of them.

Thus, both forms can be correct. Which to use depends on the focus in context.

 

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