[Grammar] Describing a house

TitoBr

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Hi there!

I have 2 questions about the correctness of the following paragraph.

The kitchen is small, but it’s OK for us. In the kitchen, there is a window. Its curtains are yellow. There is a cooker (UK) / a stove (US) and a washing machine. Opposite there is a fridge and a sink.

Is the use of "opposite" correct? Don't I need a prep, like "to", after it? E.g. Opposite to it there is...
If I want to state a set of objects in the singular form, should I use "there is" or "there are" before it?

Cheers,
Tito
 
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You don't need a preposition but we need to know what the fridge and sink are opposite. The window? The cooker and the washing machine?
 

Matthew Wai

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Don't I need a prep, like "to", after it?
'Opposite' is a preposition there, so a preposition is not needed after it.

' Do not say that one thing is ‘opposite to’ or ‘opposite of’ another. Say that one thing is opposite another: There’s a car park opposite the hotel.'──quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/opposite
 
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