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    englishhobby is offline Key Member
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    There is no peace in the house / We have no peace in the house

    Can the following sentences be used interchangeably?

    1) There is no peace in the house because of John's animals and birds.
    2) We have no peace in the house because of John's animals and birds.

    (Suppose John keeps a lot of pets at home.)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: There is no peace in the house / We have no peace in the house

    If context has established that the house in question is the speaker's, they're interchangeable. If not, then only the second clearly applies to that specific house.
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