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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Default what is there to drink?

    Hi! Id like to know if Bs question and options are correct


    A: (offer something to drink): Would you like something to drink?
    B: (ask what is there) : What is there? ( is it correct?)

    Could B also say: What is there to drink? Or
    What have you got ?
    What have you got to drink?
    What sort of drinks are there?

    Can A say: There are coke, lemonade and orange juice. ( or should A say: there is some coke, lemonade and orange juice)


    Which sentence is mostly used to ask what there is? Which is hardly heard?



    Thanks a lot

    Rip

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    Default Re: what is there to drink?

    Hi Rip

    Well, I think B would first say "Yes" and then ask a question such as "What do you have?" or "What have you got?"

    It is not likely that anyone would use these sentences:
    "What have you got to drink?" "What sort of drinks are there?"
    These are unnecessarily redundant and wouldn't sound natural.

    Can A say: There are coke, lemonade and orange juice. No, no native speaker would use 'are' here.

    ( or should A say: there is some coke, lemonade and orange juice) Yes, use 'is' -- with or without the word 'some'.
    A could also say something such as this:
    "I've got coke, lemonade and orange juice."
    Last edited by Philly; 19-Apr-2007 at 21:05.

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