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    #1

    TV, bookshelves

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    The living room is the center of my home, where there are TV, bookshelves, and a dining table.

    Does "where there are" sound weird, then how to correct it?

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    #2

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    It certainly isn't right without an article before "TV".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    As written, the TV, bookshelves, and dining table are in your house. I think you meant to say those items are in the living room; your readers can figure out for themselves that that places them in your house.

    Write "house" when you're talking about the building.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    I assume this question is about singular/plural agreement.

    You have to use there is a TV, not there are a TV.

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    #5

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    This is what I intended to say, but I'm nos sure if the last "there" is redundant.

    The living room is the center of my home, and there are a TV, bookshelves, and a dining table there.

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    #6

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    Did you understand post #4?

    In its current formulation, the sentence is better of with the final there, but I'd strongly suggest you rephrase the whole sentence anyway.

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Did you understand post #4?

    In its current formulation, the sentence is better of with the final there, but I'd strongly suggest you rephrase the whole sentence anyway.
    I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean. It should be "there are" as there are multiple things. I can't conceive any other different composition than this.

    The living room is the center of my home, and there are a
    TV, bookshelves, and a dining table there.

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    #8

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    Use there is. Don't use there are.

    This is because the first thing on your list of multiple things is a singular noun phrase.

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    #9

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    If you want to use "there are", start your list with "bookshelves". You could get around the whole problem by saying "I have a TV, a dining table and some bookshelves in my living room - it's the heart of my home".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: TV, bookshelves

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you want to use "there are", start your list with "bookshelves". You could get around the whole problem by saying "I have a TV, a dining table and some bookshelves in my living room - it's the heart of my home".
    I have never known that the first thing's number can determine the choice of either "there is" or "there are". It's really new to me.
    But actually, I'm describing from the order of master room, another room, living room, the last room.
    So even though this is good

    I have a TV, a dining table and some bookshelves in my living room - it's the heart of my home".

    This also can be a simple alternative.
    The living room is the center of my home, and it has a TV, bookshelves, and a dining table

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