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    There - noun or adverb?

    Can someone please tell me what part of grammar the word there is when used as follows:

    There are annual walks along the route.

    noun/adverb?

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Can someone please tell me what part of grammar the word there is when used as follows:

    There are annual walks along the route.

    noun/adverb?

    Thank you
    There-a formal subject/impersonal subject.
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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Can someone please tell me what part of grammar the word there is when used as follows:

    There are annual walks along the route. In that case, a pronoun

    noun/adverb?

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    They are not there. Adverb
    There now, that is done! Exclamative

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    There-a formal subject/impersonal subject.
    Regards,
    rj1948.
    Does this mean 'There are'? [This sounds like 'there-a' in most contexts, though not before a vowel).

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

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    Does this mean 'There are'? [This sounds like 'there-a' in most contexts, though not before a vowel).

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    There ---- a formal subject....

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    There ---- a formal subject....

    There -formal subject/pronoun;it is followed by real subject.(context- the initial thread).

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Can someone please tell me what part of grammar the word there is when used as follows:

    There are annual walks along the route.

    noun/adverb?

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    Click on the links below.

    Existential There @ The Internet Grammar of English

    http://www.novalearn.com/grammar-glo...tial-there.htm

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ial-there.html

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?


    I've always been impressed by your resourcefulness(especially by so many links you've provided to us).

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I've always been impressed by your resourcefulness (especially by so many links you've provided to us).
    You are most welcome, and tzfujimino, domo. Thank you very much for your kind words.

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    Re: There - noun or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    There -formal subject/pronoun;it is followed by real subject.(context- the initial thread).
    I didn't really think you might be suggesting the existence of a word *'there-a', but I feared that students might think you were.

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