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    Default There is / There are with no place complement

    Can we use 'there is / there are' sentences with no place complements?

    There aren't any apples, but there are some oranges.

    Somehow the sentence seems weak and weird. I've heard it's possible, but I subconciously add a place complement like 'in the fridge' to the end.

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    Default Re: There is / There are with no place complement

    Quote Originally Posted by batmura View Post
    Can we use 'there is / there are' sentences with no place complements?

    There aren't any apples, but there are some oranges.

    Somehow the sentence seems weak and weird. I've heard it's possible, but I subconciously add a place complement like 'in the fridge' to the end.
    The sentence is fine. No doubt it would be uttered in some sort of context.
    However, I would also find that sentence weird if someone came up to me in the street and said it to me.

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