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    There're two books on the table.

    There're two books on the table. Is this sentence fine?

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    Re: There're two books on the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    There're two books on the table. Is this sentence fine?

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    It's fine in spoken English.

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    Re: There're two books on the table.

    Thanks, bhaisahab.

    What is the correct sentence in written English?

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    Re: There're two books on the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    What is the correct sentence in written English?
    As far as I know, we do not usually contract "are" when we use it with "there", especially in written English, so it is always "there are...", although we may do it with "is" to make "there's..."
    Please be aware I am not an English teacher, nor a native English speaker.

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    Re: There're two books on the table.

    In written English, we would use the full "There are ...". In spoken English, we regularly contract it to "There're ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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