Grammar: There is & There are
- There is: We use to talk about something in the singular:
+ There is a car in the garage.
– There is not (isn’t) a book in my bed.
? Is there a teacher in the classroom?
+ Yes, there is / – No, there is not (isn’t).
- There are: We use to talk about something in the plural:
+ There are some students here.
– There are not (aren’t) good teachers as it used to have.
? Are there any people in the house?
+ Yes, there are / – No, there are not (aren’t).
- Use some and any with plural nouns.
Some = Is is used in positive sentences. It means not an exact number.
Any = It is used with negative and question.
- Exercises about the grammar: There is or There are
Complete the sentences with the right form of There is & There are.
- _____________ a TV in the living room.
- _____________ some pictures of myself.
- _____________(not) a literature book here.
- _____________ students in the classroom?
- _____________ a school near my flat.
- _____________ a hospital in the center of the city?
- _____________ some singers.
- _____________ (not) a piano.
- _____________ any people here?
- _____________ a Brazilian here?