Vai haver palhaços

I was wondering why this sentence from one of the lessons from “talking about the future” doesn’t start with vão:

Vai haver palhaços? (Are there going to be clowns?)

The sentence is reffering to clowns in plural, so why is the verb ‘ir’ takes a singular form and not plural - Vão haver palhaços?

Olá, @bldotan! When used impersonally, in the sense of existing, the verb haver is only conjugated in the third-person singular. Any auxiliary verb also needs to be conjugated accordingly, regardless of any plural nouns that follow. Even native speakers get this wrong all the time, by the way :slight_smile:

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That would be a useful sub-note on the flash card Joseph!

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Thank you Joseph! :slight_smile:

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