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    #1

    There is a pan of soup and there are some bowls in the kitchen.

    1. There is a pan of soup and there are some bowls in the kitchen.
    2. There is a pan of soup and some bowls in the kitchen.

    Which of the above sentences is more commonly used by native-speakers?

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    Re: There is a pan of soup and there are some bowls in the kitchen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. There is a pan of soup and there are some bowls in the kitchen.
    2. There is a pan of soup and some bowls in the kitchen.

    Which of the above sentences is more commonly used by native-speakers?

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    Probably #2 with the contraction "There's".

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    Re: There is a pan of soup and there are some bowls in the kitchen.

    The contraction does make a difference- it flows smoothly and the singular/plural issue is less marked.

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