Instigator / Con
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1495
rating
47
debates
48.94%
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Topic

There is no such thing as ghosts

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
3
0
Sources points
2
2
Spelling and grammar points
1
1
Conduct points
1
1

With 1 vote and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

Sparrow
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Category
Science
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
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Characters per argument
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Contender / Pro
4
1629
rating
348
debates
65.66%
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Round 1
Con
Forfeited
Pro
There are such things as ghosts.

There is such a thing as a ghost.

there is no such thing as ghosts.

There Is vs. There Are
When choosing between there is and there are, you have to look at what comes after it.

There is a cat on the porch.

In the sentence above, cat is singular, so it requires there is.

There are many opportunities to learn at this company.

In the sentence above, opportunities is plural, so it requires there are. (Don’t let the word many throw you off—concentrate on the noun.) 
  • Use is with singular subjects and are with plural subjects.
  • Collective nouns usually take is, but you can use are if you need to emphasize the individuals who belong to the group.
  • Phrases like a number of… usually take a plural verb.

Round 2
Con
Are you conceding that there is such a thing as ghosts, even if ghosts themselves do not exist?

Pro
I am conceding that a ghost is a thing and that ghosts are things but that ghosts are not a thing.
Round 3
Con
Splendid, so there is such a thing as a ghost even if ghosts do not exist. There are fictional ghosts, dark matter aliens that could be mistaken for spirits, but there are not real ghosts. There is such a thing as ghosts, there just aren't actual ghosts therefor you lose end of story good bye that's it any questions?
Pro
You tried to troll a new user into an unwinnable position. Instead you had a grammatically impossible debate resolution for Pro to uphold.