There is and There are in English

By | November 11, 2020
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There is and There are

  • There is :  use a singular noun or a noncountable nounExamples :There is a table lamp on the table. (singular noun)
    There is a lot of money in the bags. (noncountable noun)
  • There are :  use a plural nounExamples:There are some books on the table. (plural noun)
    There are 28 students in my class. (plural noun)
  • Use There is and There are with a place or a timeExamples :There are some pictures on the wall
    There is an English exam at 2:00

Negative:

Use not or no for the negatives

Examples :

There aren’t any windows in the room
There are no windows in the room
There isn’t an English exam at 2:00

Yes/No Question :

  • Begin yes/no question with is there with singular nouns or noncountable nounsExamples :
    Is there a zoo in this city ? yes, there is/no, there isn’t    (singular noun)
    Is there any juice in the refrigerator? Yes, there is/ No there isn’t      (noncountable noun)
  • Begin yes/no question with Are there with plural nounsExamples :
    Are there any eggs in the refrigerator? Yes, there are/no, there aren’t
    Are there any good restaurants in this city? Yes, there are/no, there aren’t
  • Asking questions with how manyBegin your question with how many then use following word order
    How many + subject (plural) + are + there + place ?Examples :How many chapters are there in this book?    There are 16 chapters in this book
    How many students are there in your class? There are 30 students in my class

 

 

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