Student or Learner
May I clarify some grammar questions as follow.
1). Is there any water?
Yes, THERE IS a lot of water.
2). ARE THERE any potatoes?
No, THERE ISN'T any potato.
3). ARE THERE any canned soup?
Sorry, THERE ISN'T any canned soup.
I typed my answers all in bold.
A). Are the answers correct?
B). Which topic does it belong to in grammar books as I have been trying to check it from internet and grammar book?
"There aren't any potatoes."
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
1. I suggest that you check your books and the World Wide Web for articles on "there is / are" sentences.
2. Personally, I would feel more comfortable with:
Son: I want some of your delicious homemade soup. No one can make soup like you!
Mother: Sorry, but I don't have time today to make soup for you.
Son: Well, then, is there any canned soup that I could have?
Mother: No, there isn't any canned soup, either. We used the last can yesterday.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Jan-2015 at 10:46. Reason: Tiny typo
B. No, there isn't any canned soup.
1) Does it mean we use there isn't because 'canned soup' is single?
2) If 'canned soup' is replaced by 'cakes', then I should say "No, there aren't any cakes" because "cakes" is plural, am I right?
We have no potatoes. We have no cake. We have no soup. Time to go to the grocery store.
Yes, we have no bananas today.