Phrases with There is There are in English

If we want to say that something exists or does not exist somewhere or at some time, in the English language we often use the expression “there + be”, where “be” stands for the verb to be in English . The expressions ” There is ” and ” There are ” correspond to the Italian forms “c’e” and “ci sono” and are usually placed in a sentence before “a / an”, some and any. Furthermore, it should not be forgotten that in addition to the whole forms there are also contracted ones, and besides the affirmative form there are the negative and interrogative ones.

To learn more, we advise you to read the English grammar note regarding There is and There are  and the latter are highlighted in bold. Immediately under each English sentence you will also find the Italian translation.

There is: the sentences

THERE IS: Affirmative form

There is a dictionary on the shelf.
There is a dictionary on the shelf.

There is a cat in the garden.
There is a cat in the garden.

There is a TV in my bedrooom.
There is a TV in my bedroom.

There is a pajama under the bed pillow.
There is pajamas under the bed pillow.

There is your friend in the kitchen.
There’s your friend in the kitchen.

There is a test today!
There is a test today!

There is a sofa opposite the window.
There is a sofa facing the window.

There is a nightstand between the bed and the desk.
There is a nightstand between the bed and the desk.

There is a big wardrobe in my sister’s bedroom.
There is a large wardrobe in my sister’s bedroom.

There is a banana in this basket.
There is a banana in this basket.

There is a good movie on channel Italia 1.
There is a good movie on channel Italia 1.

There is a letter on your desk.
There is a letter on your desk.

THERE ISN’T: negative form

There isn’t much coffee.
There isn’t much coffee.

There isn’t my diary in the school-bag!
There is no diary in my backpack!

There isn’t any snow.
There is no snow.

There isn’t milk in the fridge.
There is no milk in the fridge.

There isn’t a horse in the field.
There is no horse in the field.

There isn’t a tree in the garden.
There is not a tree in the garden.

There isn’t any sugar in my coffee.
There is no sugar in my coffee.

There isn’t any money in my wallet.
There is no money in my wallet.

IS THERE: interrogative form

Is there any milk in the fridge?
Is there any milk in the fridge?

Is there a teacher in the classroom?
Is there a teacher in the class?

Is there a telephone in your bedroom?
Is there a phone in your bedroom?

Is there my history book in the backpack?
Is my history book in the backpack?

Is there anything much going on at the moment?
Is there a lot to do right now?

Is there anybody at home?
Is anyone home?

Is there a supermarket near here?
Is there a supermarket nearby?

Is there a dog at school?
Is there a dog at school?

Is there a security guard in the disco?
Is there a security guard at the nightclub?

Is there any ice-cream in the freezer?
Is there any ice cream in the freezer?

 

There are: the sentences

THERE ARE: Affirmative form

There are some letters for you.
There are letters for you.

There are eight chairs in the living room.
There are eight chairs in the living room.

There are two cats in the street.
There are two cats on the street.

There are two free hours today.
There are two free hours today.

There are three bikes in front of the school.
There are three bicycles in front of the school.

There are some posters on the wall.
There are posters on the wall.

There are 12 cushions on the sofa.
There are 12 pillows on the sofa.

There are two new students in our class.
There are two new students in our class.

There are many people at the bus stop.
There are many people at the bus stop.

There are three Albanian students in my class.
There are three Albanian students in my class.

There are two new buildings next to the church.
There are two new buildings next to the church.

THERE AREN’T: negative form

There aren’t four watches in this box.
There are no four watches in this box.

There aren’t any banks in this street.
There are no banks on this street.

There aren’t seven children in the school.
There are not seven children in the school.

There aren’t four elephants in the zoo.
There are no four elephants in the zoo.

There aren’t many people in this musical concert.
There aren’t many people in this musical concert.

There aren’t problems between us.
There are no problems between us.

Sometimes, there aren’t words and that’s okay.
Sometimes there are no words and that’s okay.

 

There aren’t enough people who are passionate with what they do.
There aren’t enough people who are passionate about what they do.

ARE THERE: interrogative form

Are there any dogs in your house?
Are there dogs in your house?

Are there our classmates at the party?
Are our classmates at the party?

Are there any dogs in the park?
Are there dogs in the park?

Are there any polar bears in Antarctica?
Are there polar bears in Antarctica?

Are there any shopping malls in this city?
Are there any shopping malls in this city?

Are there shoes in my size at the store?
Are there shoes of my size in the store?

Are there any cavities in my teeth?
Are there cavities in my teeth?

 

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