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madoman
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 12:17:29 AM
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Hi all,

Please leave the construction the same way - unless there is something seriously wrong with it - and please help decide the verb:


There IS much information to be reviewed and processed, and more information to be obtained, then many meetings to be made.

vs.

There ARE much information to be reviewed and processed, and more information to be obtained, then many meetings to be made.



The confusion is not because of the uncountable noun 'information' but rather because the construction of the sentence should suggest:

- There IS/ARE 1) much information to be reviewed and processed and 2) more information to be obtained then 3) many meetings to be made.

But since the flow of the sentence seems interrupted, I think 'is' the right verb to be, but not sure if this would be ok because the rest will be without a verb then. Again, the key is to keep the construction the same because it relays a specific message.



Thank you very much!
madoman
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 9:56:35 PM
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I hope someone helps. I have a job application that I need to submit in a couple of hours. Thank you very much in advance!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:43:06 PM

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madoman wrote:
I hope someone helps. I have a job application that I need to submit in a couple of hours. Thank you very much in advance!

I just saw this - the answer is
There is much information.

EDITED to add:
"Information" is an uncountable noun and is always singular (you do not say "informations").
"Much" is used with uncountable/mass nouns - for countables, you use "many".

You could use:
"There are many data . . ." - "datum (singular) / data(plural)" is the countable equivalent of "information".

"There is a datum which states that ice usually melts when it becomes warm."
"There are many data which support my argument."
"There is much information which supports my argument."


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Somehow, this original question became 'submerged' in the list of topics.
I hope your application went OK.


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