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    There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    Hi,

    I am a little confused with this question. Whats the difference between
    There is a problem
    This is a problem
    That is a problem

    Obviously may be other example. I never know which word should I use when I am describing a situation or occurrence.

    Thank you

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    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    I am not a teacher.


    Do you know what 'this', 'that' and 'there is' mean?


    This is a house. That is a house. There is a house. The differences are the same whatever the noun.

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    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    I know meaning these words but as I said I have a problem with describing situation. For example
    This is a house
    That is a house > I know
    I just dont see difference between
    This is a problem
    That is a problem
    There is a problem

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    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    "There is a problem" only informs that a problem exists.
    "This/that is a problem" indicates that the thing referred to by "this/that" is the problem.

    You choose between "this" or "that" just like any other use of this/that. This is near, that is far. This is here, that is there.

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    #5

    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    Can I say " There are the bigger problems"?

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    #6

    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    No.

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    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    Which part do you think wrong?
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    Re: There is a problem - That is a problem - This is a problem > Difference

    You could say 'There are bigger problems', but the original post says nothing about 'bigger' problems, so your question is off-topic.

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