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there

1 pronoun
     
there1 S1 W1

there is/exists/remains etc

used to say that something exists or happens:
Is there any milk left?
There are a few things we need to discuss.
There must be easier ways of doing this.
There seems to be a lack of communication.
There remain several questions still to be answered.
Suddenly there was a loud explosion.
They were all laughing when there came a knock at the door.
GRAMMAR GRAMMAR

Use there is/are to say that something exists or happens There was an argument. Is there any more bread? There is one thing I'd like to ask you (NOT Is one thing ...). When the following noun is plural, use there are/were There are a lot of problems (NOT there is a lot of problems) with this theory. Were there many people at the meeting? !! Expressions like a lot of and plenty of can be used with uncountable nouns. In this case use there is/was There is a lot of traffic in the mornings.!! There and their sound the same, but do not confuse them. There is used in expressions such as 'there is/was', and for referring to a place. Their is used for showing that something belongs to a group of people, animals etc They love their jobs.

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