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    #1

    Post using thereis/are or have/has?

    Dear teachers,

    Sometimes it confuses me about which one, thereis/are or have/has, should be used. For example, (this is also my question)should I say 'are there any general rules to follow' or 'do we have any general rules to follow'?

    As another example,
    -Taiwan has a population of over 13 millions.
    -There is a population of over 13 millions in Taiwan.
    Which is correct?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: using thereis/are or have/has?

    All four of your examples are correct (though 13 million is more usual for a population figure).

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: using thereis/are or have/has?

    Thank you, Rover.

    As another example,
    -Our school will have a speech contest next month.
    -We'll have a speech contest at our school next month.
    -There'll be a speech contest at our school next month.

    Are they all correct? Thank you!

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    Re: using thereis/are or have/has?

    Yes.

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