LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||12/OUT/2016 11:08 PM|
|Assunto:||There is vs There are|
I won´t give a definite answer, but I am tempted to say that it is about an abstract concept, that of, imagine "there is no concept of countries" which somehow lead us to the one "imagine that there is no single country". So, not the idea of a number, a set of countries.
In informal ways it happens sometimes.
Perhaps you might be interested to see more on this very subject, then read the following discussion:
As I am no teacher, this is my educated guess, others may polish the answer further, though.
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