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    dear all i've problem
    what is the difference between there is ,there are and it is

    thank you

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    Re: ask for information

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    dear all i've problem
    what is the difference between there is ,there are and it is

    thank you

    you should use plural after there are
    E.g. There are many students in the classroom.

    but you should use singular after there is
    E.g. There is only one student in the classroom.

    It is used as a pronoun
    E.g. I like your jacket. Where did you buy it from?
    it here refers to the jacket

    I hope this helps


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    Re: ask for information

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    dear all i've problem
    what is the difference between there is ,there are and it is

    thank you
    I'm not a teacher.

    We use there is, there are at the beginning of the sentence when we tell that something exists or not: There is an actor on the stage/There are no actors on the stage.

    We use it is to avoid a sort of clumsiness with sentences which otherwise would have to begin with that-clause (That you should like him is interesting) or an infinitive phrase (To be with you is nice). Instead, we begin the sentence with it:
    It's nice to be with you.
    It's interesting that you should like him.
    (See: Practical English Usage by Michael Swan, 1980 edition, p.349)

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