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Is this a correct sentence? "There's three phases."

I heard this sentence while watching a video clip on YouTube. Any short explanation is appreciated! : )

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If written you'd probably write "There are three phases."

A three phases means there are three stages in a process, each step usually lasting a period of time.

Think of a caterpiller changing into a butterfly.

It goes through three phases (or stages), caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.

hI Robbie....kabayan,

                 The word "Phase' has its meaning..... to introduce one stage at a time.

                                                                ......  a distinct stage of development.

                                                                ......  or stages of change

                  your question answer Yes. for example:american occupation of Japan fell into three

                  successive phases.

I prefer to say

There are three phases = stages

We need to talk simple and clear English

Good luck

Sami

Thank you Kebnov, Ate Boots and Simo for taking the time to answer my question. I appreciate it a lot! Cheers! : )

Robbie:

 

In informal English, it is OK to use "there's" for "there are":

 

There's five people outside.

There's 50 states in the United States.

There's 5 pandas at that zoo.

 

BUT:

 

Native speakers will NOT accept:

 

There is five people ....

There is 50 states ...

There is 5 pandas ...

 

You can also do this with "here":

 

Here's  your 20 apples. (= Here ARE your 20 apples)

Here's the books that you wanted.

Here's Tom's and Mona's paychecks.

 

But NOT:

 

Here is your 20 ....

Here is the books ....

Here is Tom's and Mona's ...

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