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There is / there are

Post by James Trotta » Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:58 am

There is and there are can be used to show that something exists. For example, if you go to http://www.learn-english-grammar.com/viewonline.php there will be some information about how many people are using this message board. Right now it says:
There are 2 users online.
There is 1 Registered user...
There is 1 guest user...
As you can see, there is shows that one thing exists. When there is more than one thing use there are (this rule is sometimes broken in casual speech - "There's some problems" wouldn't be appropriate for a school essay, but should be fine when talking to friends).

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/grammar/ ... s_are.html has more information on there is / there are grammar. That's a good site if you want to read about the grammar. If you want to use it to describe a painting visit ESL go.com's there is & there are class.
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There is / There are

Post by sunmi » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:44 am

There are two oranges on the table.
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There is/are

Post by kangsoon » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:45 am

There is no shop anywhere one can buy friendship and so men have no


friends any more.

-by 'The little price' book

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There is/ There are

Post by soo-hyun » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:46 am

:arrow: Where there is good, there is evil.


- a saying

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There is /There are

Post by balg-um » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:54 am

There is a critical mass of transition going on.

- concepts for Today-


There are no trains today.

- EZ grammar -

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there is

Post by jinyoung » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:57 am

FOR democrats, the verdict of the electorate may sometimes be hard but it is never final - there is always another round.

by yahoo.com's news.

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Re: there is

Post by balg-um » Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:53 am

jinyoung wrote:FOR democrats, the verdict of the electorate may sometimes be hard but it is never final - there is always another round.

by yahoo.com's news.
Is there a museum in Seoul? - Yes, there are many museums in Seoul.

Are there any park in Seoul? - Of course. There are a lot of parks.

Is there a post office in your neighborhood? - Yes, there is.

Is there a mall around here? - Yes, there is.

Is there a good restaurant at the hotel? - Maybe.

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Re: there is

Post by James Trotta » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:31 pm

balg-um wrote:Are there any park in Seoul? - Of course. There are a lot of parks.
Some great questions, but one little thing:
Are there any parks in Seoul?

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there is

Post by jinyoung » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:29 pm

"There is no Harry potter here!"

by. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
This sentence means that Harry potter doesn't exist.

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Post by jinyoung » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:44 pm

There were no seats; instead, half a dozen brass bedsteads stood beside the curtained windows.

by. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'
This sentence means that seats doesn't exist in a place, but 6 bedsteads exists in the place.

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Re: There is / there are

Post by min » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:28 am

There's a fair amount of innovation
-http://www.lightreading.com/document.as ... c_id=55863

it means a fair amount of innovation exist.

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Re: There is / there are

Post by hwasn » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:59 am

There is used as the subject of the 'be' to say that something exists or dose not exist.

~There are five books on the desk.
=There is a table in the room.
from
http://kr.engdic.yahoo.com/kids/essengw ... there.html

means
~On the desk, five books exists.
=In the room, a table exist.

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There is/ There are

Post by balg-um » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:56 pm

Is there a museum in Seoul?
- Yes, There are many museums in Seoul.

Are there any parks in Seoul?
- Of course. There are a lot of parks.

Is there a post office in your neighborhood?
- No, there isn't.

- EZ Grammar -

This sentence means that many museums exists in Seoul.

This sentence means that a lot of parks exists in Seoul.

This sentence means that a post office doesn't exist in my neighborhood.

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Re: There is / there are

Post by Jung-Min » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:59 pm

< Example - 1 >

There is a person.

-> Meaning

One person exists in somewhere or a place.

There is is used to show that something exists or is in a place.
There is is used when the noun that is singular.
A person is a singular noun.



< Example - 2 >

There are people.

-> Meaning

Persons who are more than two persons exist in somewhere or a place.

There are is used when the noun that is plural.
There are is also used to show that some things exist or are in a place.
people is a plural noun of person.

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There are ~

Post by Yeon-Seon » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:46 pm

*There are two books on the table.

mean : I can find the two books that I put on the table.

This sentence come from 'Internet'

*There are two fruits on the desk.

mean : I can find the two fruits that I put on the desk.

This sentence come from 'Internet'

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