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SingularPlural there arethere is Present Tense Past Tense there wasthere were
The first time you write about a subject, use there + the BE verb when you write about There is a sofa near the window. There are three plants on the shelf next to the door. When write using spatial order, you describe a location,time, ways, reasons, etc. location, so there + the BE verb is very useful. location
There is afireplace There isonebathroomin my apartment. There isn’taswimming pool in my living room. in my building. There + BE Singular Word Noun Location
There are twochairs There area fewtrain linesin my neighborhood. There areseveralchildren in my living room. in my building. There + BE Plural Word Plural Word Noun Location
1. __________ a porch in front of my house. 2. _________ three smoke detectors in my apartment. 3. _________ a number on my apartment door. There is There are There is
There is/there are are not usually used in other languages, so sometimes students use have instead. Are the following sentences correct or incorrect? (Food is a noncount noun and takes a singular verb.) Have a lot of food on the table. incorrect It has a lot of food on the table. incorrect There have a lot of food on the table. incorrect There is a lot of food on the table. correct
There is a book. This sentence needs a location. There is a book on the table. There are two plant on the shelf. Plant should be plural. There are two plants on the shelf.