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if there is any changes vs if there are 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 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.

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Some examples from the web:

  • if there is any changes
  • I don't know if there is any point in continuing this discussion.
  • Better not, if there is any injury...
  • But we don't know if there is any link with Dillon.
  • I will call if there is any change.
  • I wonder if there is any problem with the brain.
  • 24 hours surveillance, notify me immediately if there is any change in his condition.
  • And we need to know if there is any unclaimed luggage from that bus.

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.

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