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    Hi everyone, Are both of the following sentences correct?

    1- If there are (any) trucks parked in the road, they will be towed away.
    2- If there is any truck parked in the road, it will be towed away.

    I know we generally use the first sentence in these circumstances. But is there any situation where I can use the second sentence? I have seen people use the second sentence too but not so often.

    One more question, if I omit 'any' in the first sentence (If there are trucks parked in the road, they will be towed away), will that be correct too?
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    Re: If there is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Hi everyone. Are both of the following sentences correct?

    1- If there are (any) trucks parked in the road, they will be towed away.
    2- If there is any truck parked in the road, it will be towed away.

    I know we generally use the first sentence in these circumstances (no full stop here) ​but is there any situation where I can use the second sentence? I have seen people use the second sentence too but not so very often.

    One more question - if I omit 'any' in the first sentence ("If there are trucks parked in the road, they will be towed away"), will that be correct too?
    The first sentence is correct and natural. The second would be OK if you replaced "any" with "a".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If there is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first sentence is correct and natural. The second would be OK if you replaced "any" with "a".
    Thank you. If I did not use 'any' in the first sentence, Would that be correct too?

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    Re: If there is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Thank you. If I did not use 'any' in the first sentence, would that be correct too?
    Without "any", it's still a grammatical sentence.

    Remember that we don't use a capital letter after a comma unless the next word is a proper noun or the word "I".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If there is/are

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