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    there is/ are

    Hello, everyone
    Please help me with the answer to the following question. I think the answer should be A, but some people say it should be B. I'm really puzzled. Tell me which one is correct, please. Thank you.

    Are there any teachers in the classroom? Yes, there ______. There is a teacher in the classroom.
    A) are B) is

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    Re: there is/ are

    Quote Originally Posted by lisa666 View Post
    Hello, everyone
    Please help me with the answer to the following question. I think the answer should be A, but some people say it should be B. I'm really puzzled. Tell me which one is correct, please. Thank you.

    Are there any teachers in the classroom? Yes, there ______. There is a teacher in the classroom.
    A) are B) is
    You are right, it should be A).

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    Re: there is/ are

    Quote Originally Posted by lisa666 View Post
    Hello, everyone
    Please help me with the answer to the following question. I think the answer should be A, but some people say it should be B. I'm really puzzled. Tell me which one is correct, please. Thank you.

    Are there any teachers in the classroom? Yes, there ______. There is a teacher in the classroom.
    A) are B) is
    Unless it is common to have more than one teacher in a classroom, the question would be better as "Is there a teacher in the classroom". Then the answer would be "Yes, there is".

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