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    Default [ESL Weblog] Is there/Are there?

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    'There is/There are' are used to state the existence or presence of something or someone.Here are some examples:There's a clock on the wall.There are six desks in the classroom.There are four students in the class.There are two whiteboards in the classroom.

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    Default Re: [ESL Weblog] Is there/Are there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    just posted the following entry:

    Is there/Are there?



    'There is/There are' are used to state the existence or presence of something or someone.Here are some examples:There's a clock on the wall.There are six desks in the classroom.There are four students in the class.There are two whiteboards in the classroom.

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    It seems there is a tendency that people,especially Americans, use "there is" even though the noun followed is plural. I hear this a lot in informal conversations, sometimes even by people who are educated. Is there such a tendency in UK? Thanks.

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