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Grammar Level 1- Lesson Six

In this fifth grammar lesson, you learn about There in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

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There

Singular
There is a black cot.

There is a girl behind the tree.

There is a teacher in the classroom.

Questions:
Is there a girl behind the tree?
Is there a teacher in the classroom?

Plural
There are four football players.

There are two people and two dogs.

There are two little boys playing with blocks.

Questions:
Are there four football players?
Are there two little boys playing with blocks?

Remember: The word “there” can be singular or plural. It depends on the words that follow it.
There is a book on the table. (singular)
There are three books on the table. (plural)

When using “there” you must think ahead to the noun that follows it. This noun is the subject. “There” is a dummy subject.
“There” is used for information and facts. Sometimes “there” is singular, and sometimes “there” is plural.

Examples:
There is a clock on the wall. (singular)
There’s a rabbit in the backyard. (singular)

There is = There’s. Most Americans use the contraction, there’s
There are seven days in a week. (plural).
There are some flowers on the table. (plural)

There are = (no contraction) Some Americans say “there’s” even when the subject is plural. You shouldn’t do that.

write: write by hand
1. _________ ________ a bank on this street.
2. _________ ________ a lot of people here.
3. _________ ________ some water on the floor.
4. _________ ________ a police officer over there.
5. _________ ________ some flowers on the table.

Answers: 1. There is; 2. There are; 3. There is; 4. There is; 5. There are

Quiz for There

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