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    #1

    There is + subject/object

    "There is nothing happens."
    "There is nothing happened."

    As you can see, "nothing" is used as a subject here.

    "There is nothing happening."

    But why is "happening" used with no "To be" verb? Example:

    "There is nothing is happening."

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    #2

    Re: There is + subject/object

    'Nothing is happening there.'
    'There is nothing happening.'
    In both sentences, 'is' applies to 'happening'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    "There is nothing happened."
    I would say 'Nothing happened there'.

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 01-Nov-2014 at 15:18.

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    Re: There is + subject/object

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Nothing is happening there.'
    'There is nothing happening.'
    In both sentences, 'is' applies to 'happening'.


    I would say 'Nothing happened there'.

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    I found "There is nothing happened" is used either. I don't think that "is" applies to "happened" because it's an intransitive verb.
    Last edited by Checkmate; 02-Nov-2014 at 09:37.

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    Re: There is + subject/object

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    "There is nothing happened"
    I deem it incorrect. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Re: There is + subject/object

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I deem it incorrect. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    You are right.

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    #6

    Re: There is + subject/object

    "There is nothing happened" is not a grammatical English sentence.

    There is nothing happening = Nothing is happening at the moment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There is + subject/object

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "There is nothing happened" is not a grammatical English sentence.

    There is nothing happening = Nothing is happening at the moment.
    What about this?

    "There is nothing happens."

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    #8

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    I deem it incorrect, but I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: There is + subject/object

    There is nothing happened

    sounds just as weird as saying

    There is something happened.

    I think you need a 'that' after 'nothing'.

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    Re: There is + subject/object

    I would simply say 'Nothing happened there' instead of add 'that'.

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