Which one is correct: "There is a few people" because of the A determiner which is singular, or "there are a few people" because of the noun PEOPLE which is plural? Thanks a lot.
'a few' of anything is a small number. It is greater than one, and thus refers to a plural quantity, thus 'are' is the correct verb form.
few PRONOUN, DETERMINER, & ADJECTIVE
A small number of.
as determiner ‘may I ask a few questions?’
as pronoun ‘I will recount a few of the stories told me’
‘there are hundreds of applicants but only a few are selected’