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    Default Are there any students in the classroom?

    Hi. Could somebody please check if all the sentences below are correct/possible and perhaps write why any of them are incorrect?

    1) Are there any students in the classroom?
    1a) Yes, there are some students in the classroom.
    1b) Yes, there are.

    2) Are students in the classroom?
    2a) Yes, they are.
    2b) Yes, there are (students in the classroom).

    3) Are any students in the classroom?
    3a) Yes, there are some (students in the classroom).
    3b) Yes, there are.

    4) Are there students in the classroom?
    4a) Yes, there are (students in the classroom).
    4b) Yes, there are some (students in the classroom).


    A) I haven't got money.
    A1) I haven't got any money.
    B) I don't have money.
    B1) I don't have any money.

    Are all the questions and answers possible?

    cheers

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    Default Re: Are there any students in the classroom?

    Please see my remarks in red fonts.

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro8686 View Post
    Hi. Could somebody please check if all the sentences below are correct/possible and perhaps write why any of them are incorrect?

    1) Are there any students in the classroom?
    1a) Yes, there are some students in the classroom.
    1b) Yes, there are.

    2) Are students in the classroom? "Are the students in the classroom?"
    2a) Yes, they are.
    2b) Yes, there are (students in the classroom). In the context of the question, this is not a valid response. 2a) is correct.

    3) Are any students in the classroom? You need "there" before "any"
    3a) Yes, there are some (students in the classroom).
    3b) Yes, there are.

    4) Are there students in the classroom?
    4a) Yes, there are (students in the classroom).
    4b) Yes, there are some (students in the classroom).


    A) I haven't got money. See A1)
    A1) I haven't got any money.
    B) I don't have money. See B1)
    B1) I don't have any money.

    Are all the questions and answers possible?

    cheers

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    Default Re: Are there any students in the classroom?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro8686 View Post
    Hi. Could somebody please check if all the sentences below are correct/possible and perhaps write why any of them are incorrect?

    Well, there's nothing wrong with a second opinion, right? Get as many as you can.

    1) Are there any students in the classroom? Fine.
    1a) Yes, there are some students in the classroom. Fine.
    1b) Yes, there are. Fine.

    2) Are students in the classroom? Fine.
    2a) Yes, they are. Fine.
    2b) Yes, there are (students in the classroom).Fine.

    3) Are any students in the classroom? Fine.
    3a) Yes, there are some (students in the classroom). Fine.
    3b) Yes, there are. Fine.

    4) Are there students in the classroom? Fine.
    4a) Yes, there are (students in the classroom). Fine.
    4b) Yes, there are some (students in the classroom). Fine.


    A) I haven't got money. Fine.
    A1) I haven't got any money. Fine.
    B) I don't have money. Fine.
    B1) I don't have any money. Fine.

    Are all the questions and answers possible?

    They all look good to me.

    cheers
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    Default Re: Are there any students in the classroom?

    For me all the examples are OK; however, I think, there are some differences in meaning. For example,

    A) I haven't got money. - generally, (it's usual)
    A1) I haven't got any money. - I haven't got any money at all.

    Are students in the classroom? - generally, in generic sense (maybe there should be "a classroom")

    I am not sure if I have to use the structure "are THERE" or I can leave "there" and what would be the difference in meaning in this case.

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