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

subhajit123

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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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#2 is not a natural sentence.
 

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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?

English is strongest when you simplify!
 
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