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    Default there is --> there are?

    1. A: Are there any lions in the picture?
    B: Yes, _______ a lion in the picture.
    (A) there is (B) there are
    The answer is (A). IS the answer is right?
    Q1:Doesn't the B need to say like this?
    Yes. There is a lion in the picture.

    2. A: Are there any lions in the picture?
    B: Yes, _______. There is a lion in the picture.
    (A) there is (B) there are
    The answer is (A). Isn't the answer (B)?

    Q2:I don't know how to reply these Yes-No questions.
    I mean I don't know when to say there is or there are or both replies
    are ok?

    Another example:

    3. Is there a lion there?
    Yes, there ___. There are two lions.
    (A) is (B) are
    (A) or (B) is right?

    According to grammar,we need toagree or disagree the Yes-No questions first. Then reply the real situation.
    So the questions need to reply like this?

    1.A: Are there any lions in the picture?
    B: Yes. There is a lion in the picture. Or,
    Yes, there are. There is a lion in the picture.

    2.Is there any lion in the picture?
    B: Yes. There are 2 lions in the picture. Or,
    Yes, there is. There are 2 lions in the picture.

    How can I reply these questions? Thank you.
    Last edited by dido4; 24-Nov-2011 at 10:50.

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    Default Re: there is --> there are?

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    1. A: Are there any lions in the picture? .....B: Yes, _______ a tiger in the picture.
    (A) there is (B) there are
    The answer is (A). IS the answer is right?
    Q1:Doesn't the B need to say like this? Yes. There is a tiger in the picture.

    'Yes, there is a lion in the picture' is correct as far as punctuation is concerned. We don't need to start a new sentence after 'yes'. However, there isn't a lion - there is a tiger.

    3. Is there a lion there?.....Yes, there ___. There are two lions.
    (A) is (B) are
    (B) is right.

    1.A: Are there any lions in the picture?
    B: Yes. There is a tiger in the picture. .....Or,.....Yes, there are. There is a tiger in the picture.
    Both would be correct - if there were a lion. However, there isn't.

    2.Is there any lion in the picture? This sentence is not very natural.
    B: Yes. There are 2 tigers in the picture. .....Or,.....Yes, there is are. There are 2 tigers in the picture
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    Default Re: there is --> there are?

    Hi, 5jj.

    Thank you for your reply.

    But the word tiger is a typo.

    Please tell me more and examples. I don't quiet understand.

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    Default Re: there is --> there are?

    Are there any lions in the picture?
    Yes, there are. There are two (lions in the picture).
    Yes, there are. There is one (lion in the picture).
    No there aren't.

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    Default Re: there is --> there are?

    hi everyone,

    I have rewritten the sentences.
    Please help answer my questions
    Thank you

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