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    Are there

    In a big supermarket I wanted to know if they had green coffee beens. The answer was "WE do not". I thought it might mean that I was not in the right place of the shop and somewhere else in the shop they (green beens) might be.

    "Are there they somewhere else in the shop? "

    Was my question correct? I got stuck while saying "there they..." and wasn't understood.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Are there

    Leave out there and your question is OK.

    The answer We do not would usually mean "no, this store doesn't sell them." The clerk would have said We don't have them in this department if the store may have had them elsewhere.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Are there

    Are there green beens in the shop?
    Are they down there?

    Will these sentences be correct?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: Are there

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Are there green beans in the shop?
    Green beans are not the same as coffee beans!
    Ask: Do you have/sell [whatever you want to buy] here/in this shop?

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Are they down there?
    If you're pointing to some section of the shop, then that's okay.

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Will Are these sentences be correct?

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    #5

    Re: Are there

    Thanks.
    Actually, I was asking about green coffee beans.

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    #6

    Re: Are there

    In that case, you need to make that clear. If you ask for "green beans", you'll be directed to the fresh/tinned/frozen vegetable sections.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Are there

    Yes, I got it.

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