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**kisop**
A:Is there a student in the class? B : ???????

if there are 3 students in the class I think we should use the answer"yes there are 3 students" but if want to give a short answer should we use yes there is or yes there are ? which one?

2nd question : there is a girl in the garden. what does it mean ? for instance when somebody says "there is one girl in the garden " I understand that there is 1 girl. not 0,2,3,4,5,....

what should I understand if he says there is a girl.

only 1 or it is possible to be 1,2,3,4,... I have asked this because in the graammar books generally there is a dialogue like the below one ;

A: is there a pencil in your bag ? B: yes there is

A: how many pencils are there? b : there are 5 pencils.

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