What is there in the classroom?
There IS a table... There is a chair... there ARE windows! There IS a ceiling!
There is/There are
- used to indicate that something is in a certain location or that something ‘exists’.
– singular noun
– plural nouns
The main subject follows
the verb when there is/are
Contractions are used in informal speech
- There’s a pen on the table.
- There’re magazines on the floor.
We also use there is for uncountable nouns/items.
- There IS money in my bag.
- There IS sugar in the kitchen.
Formula: Verb + Subject + Object
- Is there a chair in the room?
- Are there students in the classroom?
- Is there are a window there?
- There isn’t (is not) a car on the road.
- There aren’t a lot of people in the party.
We use the there when we want to say something in general.
- There are pens on the table.
- There are balls in the stadium.
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