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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 65
    #1

    There is / are

    I'm used to say (or write) existential sentences like this one:

    "There is a table, a chair, a computer and a TV in my bedroom"

    since I'm making reference to many things, is it also possible to use there are in this sentence?

    "There are a table, a chair, a computer and a TV in my bedroom"

    and one more question: Do I need to repeat the article a/an before each item?

    Thanks in advance


    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 58
    #2

    Re: There is / are

    hi!...

    I think instead of saying "There is a table, a chair, a computer and a TV in my bedroom", it's better to say "There is a table, chair, computer, and TV in my bedroom". It is not also applicalble to use There are because your referring to different things in simplest form and not in the plural form.


    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 58
    #3

    Re: There is / are

    hi!...

    I think instead of saying "There is a table, a chair, a computer and a TV in my bedroom", it's better to say "There is a table, chair, computer, and TV in my bedroom". It is not also applicalble to use There are because your referring to different things in simplest/singular form and not in the plural form.


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    #4

    Re: There is / are

    Thanks a lot! Just one more question: Is this because of the proximity principle?


    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 58
    #5

    Smile Re: There is / are

    Oh! yeah... i think so....

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