Join Amandeep as she meets a young couple on their wedding day. Find out how people get married in the UK and watch as they get ready to tie the knot!  

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Hi, in this documentary some expressions confused me . I want explain.
There (is) lot(s) of food
(A)big congratulation(s)
She use plural with( a )and (is)

Hi monaia,

These are unusual expressions, so I can see why you're a little confused. We can say either 'lots of' is an alternative to 'a lot of' and the verb is singular or plural depending on the noun which follows. Here the noun is 'food', which is an uncounctable noun and therefore singular; therefore 'there is lots of' is correct.

In your second example 'congratulations' looks plural, but in this phrase it is treated as if it were a quote, and the verb is singular. We can say, for example:

My congratulations is a little late, so I'm sorry about that.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Nice video.

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I saw in this video/ transcript a word : "the vicar". I understood that it is a synonym for the "priest", isn't it ? There is a Romanian word too and its meaning is "a priest or a bishop who replaces a higher rank church official". I didn't know that I could find it in the English language.

Very interesting and useful video !
Thank you very much !

Hello clauvera2016,

Finding these kinds of words is always very interesting. You might be interested in looking into the etymology of 'vicar' – as with very many words in English, it has roots in old French. And of course Romanian and French are both Romance languages.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Bride's father in the video looks like her contemporary. He seems not much older.

Generally in my culture, the wedding is not depending on the religion.
I think patience and understanding makes permanent the relationship.

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