are vs is

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What do you think people?

There are a range of guides on our website

or

Thre is a range of guides on our website

See example:

There are a range of configuration guides on our website, which may include instructions for your device:
asked Apr 14 '12 at 11:53 Dan Roberts New member

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As Clil points out, the subject is a range.  However, a sentence can sound awkward even if it is correct.  When that is the case, I try to change the wording around.

 

Check our website for a range of configuration guides, which may include instructions for your device.

 

You ended your sentence with a colon, which implies you are about to list the guides or devices.  If that is the case, then you could probably delete a range of.

 

Intructions for your device may be found in one of these configuration guides, displayed on our website:

link comment answered Apr 14 '12 at 14:48 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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There is.

The subject in this case is "a range".

See my post on there is vs there are.

link comment answered Apr 14 '12 at 12:06 A Clil To Climb Contributor
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Cheers!

 

I also just realised my typo - on a grammar assistance website!

 

Ah well. 

 

I went with 

 

"Intructions for your device may be found in one of these configuration guides, displayed on our website:"

 

Followed by the links.

link comment answered Apr 15 '12 at 14:03 Dan Roberts New member

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