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    Default is and are, mail and mails, on or in the bus

    1. There aren't any mails in the mail box.

    For the above sentence, I would correct it to:
    There isn't any mail in the mail box

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    2. There are no mails in the mail box.

    For the above sentence, I would correct it to:
    There is no mail in the mail box.

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    3. There is a boy in the bus.

    For the above sentence, I would correct it to:
    There is a boy on the bus.

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    Am I right?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: is and are, mail and mails, on or in the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. There aren't any mails in the mail box.

    For the above sentence, I would correct it to:
    There isn't any mail in the mail box.



    2. There are no mails in the mail box.

    For the above sentence, I would correct it to:
    There is no mail in the mail box.



    3. There is a boy in the bus.

    For the above sentence, I would correct it to:
    There is a boy on the bus.




    Am I right?

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    I have marked all of your corrections as correct but bear in mind they are for BrE. I think "There is a boy in the bus" might be OK in AmE.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: is and are, mail and mails, on or in the bus

    In a car, on a bus.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: is and are, mail and mails, on or in the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have marked all of your corrections as correct but bear in mind they are for BrE. I think "There is a boy in the bus" might be OK in AmE. In some circumstances, possibly, but most often "on".
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