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1. How is "there" used in the following? Please explain how one can use it in such a way. Is this too informal for writing?
"I expect there'll be crouds at the concert, won't there?"
 

Francois

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Yes, I believe you can say "There will be a crowd/it will be crowded". It is not informal.

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"won't there?"

Francois said:
Yes, I believe you can say "There will be a crowd/it will be crowded". It is not informal.

FRC

Can you explain the use of "won't there" at the end of the sentence? How is this justifiable?
 

Francois

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Amy: Phoebe passed her exams last week.
Joey: Cool! Won't there be a party before she goes on vacation?
=> I wonder if there will be a party.

FRC
 

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Re: "won't there?"

mas94010 said:
Francois said:
Yes, I believe you can say "There will be a crowd/it will be crowded". It is not informal.

FRC

Can you explain the use of "won't there" at the end of the sentence? How is this justifiable?

..., won't there (be a party)?

There will be a party, won't there (be a party)? Modern (OK)
There will be a party, will there not be (a party)? Very Traditional

won't is the contracted form of will not,

will not => willn't => won't

The vowel "i" and the consonant "l" combine to form a new vowel "o". That is, will => wo

The apostrophe (') replaces the vowel "o" of not.
That is, not => n't

Hope that helps.
 
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