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Thread: there is / has


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    there is / has

    I know it is incorrect to say "The desk has a book. " to mean "There is a book on the desk." (This is a common mistake to Chinese learners of English, as being and having share a same word in Chinese language in some cases), but is it correct to say "The desk has a book on it. " to mean "There is a book on the desk."?


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    Re: there is / has

    You can use this expression but it is not very common.
    Another example, "You would easily find my desk. It has a yellow book on top of it."


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    Re: there is / has

    Thank you very much for your reply.

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