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There is the brother and the sister

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There are the brother and the sister

If they were brothers and sisters would it be is or are?

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    There are two of them, yes? So it should be plural. But you'll find that when you have grammar problems like this, it's an awkward sentence and should be rephrased. "The brother and the sister are over there." perhaps – Andrew Apr 1 '19 at 18:52
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Giving this question a formal answer by using Andrew's answer.

There are two of them, yes? So it should be plural. But you'll find that when you have grammar problems like this, it's an awkward sentence and should be rephrased. "The brother and the sister are over there."

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