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Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:53:13 AM
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Being stricken by a cold is no fun. Body aches, fever, coughs, and nasal congestion all conspire to make life a misery when nose, throat, and chest feel like they've been hammered and sandpapered into submission. The usual reaction is to reach for the meds. But hey, you don't always have to trudge off to the pharmacy to seek relief. Instead, there are a wealth of natural remedies out there that can be just as effective and often more healthy for body and soul.

Should it be 'is' instead?

Thanks.
thar
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:20:29 PM

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No,there are many remedies.

'a wealth of' is the plural amount of something, like 'a lot of' remedies.

So it feels more natural to me to have 'there are [] remedies', although you might be able to get away with 'there is a wealth of []'.
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