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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Are there any cars (that are) parked.......

    Are both the following sentences correct and do they mean the same?

    1- Are there any cars parked in the road?

    2- Are there any cars that are parked in the road?

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    Re: Are there any cars (that are) parked.......

    #2 is not a natural sentence.

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    Re: Are there any cars (that are) parked.......

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Are both the following sentences correct and do they mean the same?

    1- Are there any cars parked on the road?

    2- Are there any cars that are parked on the road?
    I like #1 better, but they both sound pretty good. But "on" would be better than "in." "In" makes it seem like you wonder if any cars are blocking traffic: I had to turn around because there was a car in the road.

    Also, it's not necessary to say both "there" or "any." It's okay to say both, but you can also say either of these:

    - Are there cars parked on the road?
    - Are any cars parked on the road?


    You can even say:

    - Are cars parked on the road?

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