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There is vs There are

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Updated 2 months ago

1. Word cloud
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Now, we will see "There is" vs "There are"
2. Slide
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Difference between 'There is' and 'There are'
The phrase 'There is' is used to refer to a singular noun in the present tense. The phrase 'There are' is used to refer to plural nouns in the present tense. For example, 'There is a cat in the garden' and 'There are two cats in the garden.'
3. Slide
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There is vs There are
There is - used to describe the existence of a single entity. Ex: There is one apple.
There are - used to describe the existence of multiple entities. Ex: There are many apples.
The difference between the two is the singular/plural form of the verb
4. Slide
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Did you know?
The phrase 'There is' is actually a contraction of 'There is/has' and 'There are' is a contraction of 'There are/have' The phrase 'There is/are' is considered the 'existential verb' because it is used to indicate the existence of something The phrase 'There is/are' is also used to describe the location of something, not just its existence
5. Open question
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What is the main difference between 'There is' and 'There are'?
6. Open question
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What are some examples of 'There is' and 'There are'? Write 2 per each.
7. Poll
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Which option is correct: 'There is' or 'There are'?
  • There are
  • There is
8. Poll
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Complete the sentence: _______ a book on the table.
  • There are
  • There is
9. Poll
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Choose the correct form: _______ many students in the classroom.
  • There is
  • There are
10. Poll
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Select the appropriate phrase to complete this sentence: _______ a cat and a dog in my house.
  • There is
  • There are
11. Open question
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Write how would you explain it (You may use Spanish here)
Question: A student is confused about when to use 'there is' and when to use 'there are'. What should they do?
Remember 'there is' is used for singular nouns and 'there are' is used for plural nouns. Think about the subject of the sentence. Is it one thing or multiple things? Look at the sentence and decide if it is talking about one thing or multiple things.
12. Slide
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Thank You!
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