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There is a fridge, a chair and a table in the kitchen.

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There are a fridge, a chair and a table in the kitchen.

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The correct version is:

There is a fridge, a chair and a table in the kitchen

A way to remember this is that saying "a fridge" is like saying "one fridge".

You wouldn't say: there is two fridges, or there are one fridge.

Even when making a list, this rule applies. You would even use "is" if subsequent items in the list were plural, for example:

In the kitchen there is a table and two chairs.

If the list were the other way around you would use "are":

In the kitchen there are two chairs and a table.

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  • There is a fridge, a chair and a table in the kitchen. OR, There are fridge, chair and table in the kitchen.
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 16:56

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