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there're sounds strange, doesn't it?

Yes, it does. :) - 02:46, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
No, it doesn't. ;-) Keithbowden (talk) 12:24, 13 January 2018 (UTC)


This really is a strange one. It it used on official documents etc.? I think this needs more quotes. 14:25, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Things don't need to be included in official documents to be included here. Nothing wrong with more quotes if you want to add some. Renard Migrant (talk) 18:51, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
There're lots of quotes here:'re Keithbowden (talk) 12:41, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

It was certainly in common usage in the North of England (both spoken and written) when I was young. Many people still use it here. Pronounced "there" followed by the neutral English "uh". Keithbowden (talk) 12:21, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Maybe add some information about it's problematic form?[edit]

I suggest elaborating a bit on it's unusual form and pronunciation difficulty, as opposed to the very useful "there's, and suggest ways to avoid this situation by using the full form ("there are") or using elegant way out: "there's" some". Have a look at this discussion for reference. 18:32, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

No because we document language, we don't suggest to people how to use it. However usage notes may be useful because of the pronunciation, as you say. Renard Migrant (talk) 18:53, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Did you really write "it's problematic form" AND "it's unusual form"? Can't be a typo then. I think that makes you an unreliable witness! :-) Keithbowden (talk) 12:16, 13 January 2018 (UTC)