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Dubai
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2:38:55 AM
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Hi, there forum members.

Could you please explain which of the following sentence is grammatically correct?

There is two months fee to be paid.
There are two months fee to be paid.

Thank you so much.


Write Edge
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:19:02 AM

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2nd option is correct- "There are two months fee to be paid."
sathees kumar
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:50:55 AM

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It's a little tricky here. There is only one thing that has to be done...fee to be paid. Two months is to be taken as a single unit. Hence the first option 'There is two months fee to be paid' is the correct option.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:41:28 AM

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There is a two-month fee to be paid. ..... two-month is an adjective, modifying fee. There is a (two-month) fee to be paid.
There are two months of fees to be paid.

These versions are correct.

Dubai
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:01:24 PM
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Thank you so much.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:34:49 PM

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Be careful of the difference between a compound adjective
There is a fee to be paid
There is a small fee to be paid
There is a two-month fee to be paid

That doesn't really make sense as that does not really describe the type of fee.


And a possessive noun

There is a month's fee to be paid. (ie the fee for a month)
There are two months' fees to be paid. (ie the fees for two months)

Compare it with:
I have a two-week holiday.
And
I have two weeks' holiday.


The apostrophe is essential. A noun acting as an adjective is always singular. Plurals are possible only in possessive nouns. But be careful because you can't hear the difference between 's and s'. Whether it is singular or plural depends on the number if you are using the possessive noun construction.



Bathcoup
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:30:38 PM
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Dubai wrote:
Hi, there forum members.

Could you please explain which of the following sentence is grammatically correct?

There is two months fee to be paid. - There is two months' fee to be paid (or just "to pay").
There are two months fee to be paid..

Thank you so much.
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It looks like a fee, a single fee, for two months (of service) or a two-monthly (subscription) fee.






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