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A: There's also the dishes to do.

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Which is grammatically correct:

1- There's also the dishes to do.

2- There're also the dishes to do.



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There're is usually not used. There are is used instead, and it is correct in your sentence. However, there's is very common in casual spoken English.

CB

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Thank you so much, Cool Breeze


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I have one more question:

What does "There's also the dishes to do" mean?

Does it mean "There's also the dishes I have to wash"?

We often use "there's" where you would expect "there're" only because "there're" is hard to say. In this case, though, "there's" is defensible because doing the dishes is a single chore, and that is what is meant despite the structure of the grammar.

rezaenglishWhat does "There's also the dishes to do" mean?

The idiom "Doing the dishes" means taking the used dishes, glasses and cutlery from the table to the kitchen, washing the items in soapy water, drying them with a dishtowel and putting them away in the cabinets. It can also mean to stack the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run the dishwasher.

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Thank you so much, AlpheccaStars

rezaenglishWhat does "There's also the dishes to do" mean?

~ Another task that remains [ for someone to do / to be done ] is the washing of the dishes.
~ Somebody [needs to / should] wash the dishes.


Likewise:

There's the furniture to polish.
~ One thing that needs to be done is the polishing of the furniture.
~ Somebody needs to polish the furniture.

There's the clothes to fold.
~ One thing that needs to be done is the folding of the clothes.
~ Somebody needs to fold the clothes.

And so on for the peeling of the potatoes, the sweeping of the floor, etc.

CJ

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CalifJimAnd so on for the peeling of the potatoes, the sweeping of the floor, etc.

It never ends, does it?

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