Has been v.s. have been?

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"There have been several shootings overnight", or, "There has been several shootings overnight."
Which one? Please explain why.
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"have" or "has" refers to the "shootings". So "have" should be used because there have been several ( more than one ) shootings. "has" is used in singular.
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According to my opinion, the best one is have been, because the the noun is several shootings, so you have to choose the plural form.
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Anonymous:
evatuckytaAccording to my opinion, the best one is have been, because the the noun is several shootings, so you have to choose the plural form.
- i concur
Anonymous:
there have been several shooting last night
because there is a there in the begining of a sentence the verbs follows what comes after i( several shootings )
Hi,

There have been several shootings overnight.

There were several shootings last night.

Please note that sentences are incorrect if they do not start with a capital and end with appropriate punctuation.

Best wishes, clive
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Anonymous:
Kindly answer this as well. Your training period has been extended / your training period have been extended.

I think 'has been' is right but I am confused. So kindly explain the answer as well.
AnonymousYour training period has been extended / your training period have been extended.
You need to use "has been", because "your training period" is singular, and so you need a singular verb.
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Anonymous:
Question!

How about these:

1. Please be advised that these bookings have been/has been amended according to your request.

can anyone please tell me which one is correct and why.

2. Who have/has the sexiest body?

(if incase I am refering to number of people in a photo) ('',?? thanks!
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