The use of aren't vs. isn't in the English LanguageWatch
From what I know, "aren't" would be used for plural and "isn't" would be used for singular. However I have seen "isn't" used where I think "aren't" should be used.
It's the same with "there're" and "there's" (in spoken). I often hear sentences such as "there's a lot of boats" or "there's a lot of people". Shouldn't these both be "there're" as in "there are"?
I have just today seen a BBC news post which said "Racing cars isn't just for guys.". This really made me think and want to ask people what is the correct way of using this? I would have said Racing cars AREN'T just for guys, because of racing cars being plural.
I know it's a tiny part of the language but I have noticed it so much recently that I would be really interested in what anyone has to say.
My question was about using aren't or isn't (are not or is not) because of how I have heard it being used (mostly in spoken as I mentioned) and there're and there's (there are and there is).
My main question is related to what the BBC posted today, is that correct or incorrect?