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Is any of the below statements grammatically correct? If any of them is wrong, what is the correct way to state them?

  1. There has been some rapid progress ...
  2. There has been some rapid developments ...

or

  1. There have been some rapid progress ...
  2. There have been some rapid developments ...
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Two of your sentences are correct. "There has been some rapid progress" is correct, because "progress" is an uncountable noun (ie. nouns that we can't count, so don't have different plural forms), therefore it can only take a singular verb; here "has", not "have" The other correct sentence is "There have been some rapid developments", since the noun here , "developments" is in the plural form; therefore it needs a verb in the plural; here, "have" , not "has"

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