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    Birne is offline Newbie
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    there is there are problem

    hello
    I know little English. Please help me with these simple sentences as am not sure where I have to use 'there is' expression. Please.


    1. We normally say
    - There are two windows in my room
    But can I say
    - I have three windows in my room (?)

    2. Next to my bed there is a dressing table over witch is a picture. (do I have to use a comma before 'over witch')

    3. There is a bed in my room on witch there are a lot of blankets. (is this sentence correct? Do I have to use a comma in this sentence?)

    4. Over the table there is a picture and a spiderweb. (Is this sentence correct?)

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    Re: there is there are problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Birne View Post

    1. We normally say
    - There are two windows in my room.
    But can I say
    - I have three windows in my room (?) Yes.

    2. Next to my bed there is a dressing table, over which is a picture.

    3. There is a bed in my room on which there are a lot of blankets.

    4. Over the table there is a picture and a spider's web.
    Rover

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    Re: there is there are problem

    Thank you very much for your answer, but you did put a comma in the 2nd sentence and did not in the 3rd: ', over which' and 'on which'.

    May I ask why?

    PS
    I can see both the sentences are possible:
    1. Next to my bed there is a dressing table, over which is a picture.
    2. Next to my bed there is a dressing table, over which there is a picture.

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    Re: there is there are problem

    You are right.

    The one with 'on which' seemed to flow better without a comma.

    Rover

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