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    HI,

    CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF USING THIS VERB,
    I 'LL WRITE THE ONES I KNOW AND IF THERE ARE OTHERS MISSING WOULD YOU HELP PLEASE?
    THERE IS/ARE/
    THERE WAS/WERE
    THERE HAS BEEN/HAVE BEEN
    THERE WILL BE/ IS GOING TO BE
    THERE SHOUL BE/ THERE MUST BE/THERE MIGHT BE/THERE HAS TO BE
    CAN I SAY THERE HAVE TO BE AS WEL?
    THERE SEEM TO BE
    THERE WOULD BE

    THESE ARE THE ONES I KNOW.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP

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    #2

    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    CAN I SAY THERE HAVE TO BE AS WELL? Yes

    You missed 'there may be' and will the modals, the 'there must/should/will/would have been'. Note that 'there can't have been' is not normally used in the positive.

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    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    In polite language, there's also 'there would seem to be'. You would use this if you thought there had been a mistake, but didn't want to assert too strongly that someone had screwed up!

    'There would seem to be some mistake. I thought I gave you a €10 note and you have only given me change of €5.'

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    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    Thank you loads. I have not understood in which situation I 'll use there will have been. if it wont bother you, could you give me an example?

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    #6

    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    There's another meaning of 'will have been', that doesn't refer to the future at all, but to certainty about the past:

    A: A strange old woman came to the door, asking about a necklace.
    B: Ah. That will have been Mad Maggy. But don't worry - she's quite harmless.


    This is quite like 'must have been', but expresses an even greater degree of certainty. (In this case, Mad Maggy is always doing that sort of thing, and there's no doubt that it was her.)

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    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    Hi,
    that was very nice of you, thank you a lot,but my doubt was about THERE WILL HAVE BEEN.
    cause I 've been trying hard to understand when to use that, but I have to say I am not able yet.
    Thanks again

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    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    In a match report:

    England's score was not huge, but there will have been some dew on the pitch so they did well.

    Like my Mad Maggy example, this expresses certainty about something that happened in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In a match report:

    England's score was not huge, but there will have been some dew on the pitch so they did well.

    Like my Mad Maggy example, this expresses certainty about something that happened in the past.

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    BobK referred to a past situation, I'll refer to a 'future' one.

    Whenever Mike and Jessie go to a party together, they have an argument. Everybody knows that. So I'm certain that by the time tonight's party finishes, there will have been another quarrel between them.

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    Re: there is/there was/will be/is going to be/

    That - and similar - references to the future is the most common meaning for 'there will have been.

    I should also qualify my 'certainty about something that happened in the past'; the reporter wasn't there, so it's a supposition - it's just a supposition that the reporter's sure about.

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