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Hi Teachers,

According to the question both answers are fine, right?

How many demostrators are there?

a) There is only a handful of them.

b) There is a handful.

Thanks in advance
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Yes. 'There are' is also a natural response.
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Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you for your reply.

Could you tell why 'there are' is also a natural response, if the sentence has '.. a handful of them'

Thanks in advance

TS
Because the native speaker does not focus on grammatical concord, but on the notional concord with 'demonstrators'.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you for the explanation. That's real English!

TS
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