Retired English Teacher
Could you tell me which of the following dialogues is correct?
A: What is there on the table?
B: There are two books on the table.
A: What are there on the table?
B: There are two books on the table
Thanks a lot.
I agree that only number 1 is grammatically correct, but note that you are far more likely to hear just "What is (or What's) on the table?", to which the answers could still be "There is a book ..." or "There are two books..."