There is/ There are
We use the phrases there is and there are to show that something or somebody exists.
We use there is with singular and uncountable nouns.
There is a book on the table.
There is milk in the bottle.
We use there are with plural nouns.
There are five pens in my bag.
|affirmative||There is/There’s||There are|
|negative||There isn’t||There aren’t|
|interrogative||Is there?||Are there?|
|short answers||Yes, there is./|
No, there isn’t
|Yes, there are./|
No, there aren’t
Note that if you want to list more than one object or person and first one is in singular, you must use there is.
There is a bed, a chair and a desk in the room.
There are a bed, a chair and a desk in the room.
There is/There are vs Have got
We use There is/There are to say that something or somebody exists while we use have/has got when we mention who possesses something.
There is a blue house up the street.
Maria has got a blue house up the street.
Read more about have got here.
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