According to the traditional grammar,when a plural noun follows "there" the verb is "are or were" and when singular "is or was"is used, but this doesn't seem to be so these days. Especially when speaking, we tend to add items after we begin speaking with "there is...." But what about in writing? Is it still acceptable to use "is" for plural nouns following "there"?
One sentence I have recently come across on the web is;
(1)Here's a few guidelines to go by when making your decision.
What is your stance on this issue?