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if there are changes vs if there is any changes

The word "changes" is a plural noun that needs a plural form of the verb. The noun and verb agree in the phrase "If there are changes"; therefore, this phrase is correct, unlike "If there is any changes."

if there are changes

This is correct

You can use this phrase when talking about whether there might be any changes to a situation.

Explanation provided by a TextRanch English expert


Some examples from the web:

  • We make regular checks to see if there are changes.
  • And if there are changes to be made, I want to be here to help you.
  • Tounga Tours has the right to change the prices of proposed itineraries if there are changes on tax policies, exchange rates, transport or fuel costs.
  • Death by specialisation ('specialised' animals, that is to say, able to live only in a particular environment and climate, die if there are changes in the environment or climate) is the cost of evolution.
  • Underlines the Commission's right, throughout the legislative process, to withdraw its proposal before it is approved by the Council, if there are changes which violate a fundamental right;
  • If there are changes in the meantime (prices, connections etc), please let us know so that we can amend accordingly.
  • If there are changes to the relevant provisions of Decisions 2/CMP. or 2/CMP., the Member States shall communicate to the Commission revised reference levels reflecting those changes no later than six months after the adoption of those changes.

if there is any changes

This is not correct. Don't use this phrase.

Since the word "changes" is a plural noun, it needs a plural form of the verb.

Explanation provided by a TextRanch English expert.


Some examples from the web:

  • I will call you if there is any change.
  • Send for me if there is any change in his condition.
  • If there is any change to that, this Parliament needs to be notified far in advance of tomorrow.
  • Gwen, I promise, if there is any change, I'll fetch you at once.
  • Panel members shall promptly inform the Commission if there is any change in the information provided in their declaration, in which case they must immediately submit a new declaration showing relevant changes.
  • The check is to be carried out at least at the beginning of every production run if there is any change in the characteristics of the glass pane affecting the results of the test.
  • If there is any change in a driver's state of health likely to call into question his fitness for the job and the continuation of his licence or certificate, the employer or the driver, as appropriate, shall inform the competent authority without delay.
  • In the interests of consumer protection it is preferable to increase the time limit for terminating the contract to two months, and to specify explicitly the consumer's right to terminate the contract if there is any change in the contractual conditions.

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