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Re: There is / there are

Post by James Trotta » Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:58 am

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

it means a fair amount of innovation exist.
I read the article and it's about investing in MPLS software:
Germanow notes the field of MPLS software is still a fertile area of development. "There's a fair amount of innovation" still to be done with MPLS, he says. "Just because you have a solid protocol doesn't mean you can manage that protocol very easily." That's not a knock on MPLS, just an indication that it needs more tools.
I don't know much about MPLS software, but from the web page I understand that it needs more work; there are many ways to make this software better.

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Post by James Trotta » Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:11 pm

jinyoung wrote:
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.
It also demonstrates that this grammar works with other tenses: There are, there were, there have been, etc.

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Re: there is

Post by James Trotta » Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:15 pm

jinyoung wrote:
"There is no Harry potter here!"

by. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
This sentence means that Harry potter doesn't exist.
Harry Potter is not present here. If I want to say Harry Potter doesn not exist, I have to say There is no Harry Potter. For example when I was a kid I a friend of mine told me There is no Santa Claus.

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Re: There are ~

Post by James Trotta » Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:20 pm

Yeon-Seon wrote: *There are two fruits on the desk.

mean : I can find the two fruits that I put on the desk.
Fruit is usually a non-count noun. I would say
There is some fruit on the desk.
or
There are two pieces of fruit on the desk.

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Post by sewon » Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:00 pm

#There is a tall man

mean:a tall man exist.

#There is a burning candle on the desk

mean:a burning candle exist on the desk



this sentence come from 'grammar book'

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homework

Post by koh seok jun » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:54 pm

Well, there is a bridge and there is a river





Step By Step
singer: Whitney Houston
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JK's HOMEWORK

Post by lee jung keun » Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:00 pm

There are too many block-buster flims in this summer.
But, most of all, they are just popcorn movie.
I need more good films(ex : fahrenheit 911)

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There are,,,

Post by LeeJooHan(int) » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:51 am

There are many things to do..in the world.
The time is limited, so we have to do in time.

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