There is, and There are


There is, and There are

These expressions have completed power over someone, and have a specific position, location in a sentence.

  • There is a bed in a room.
  • There is a picture on the wall.
  • There are two dictionaries in a bag.
  • There are fresh flowers in the garden.

At the same time, these expressions use countable singular and countable plural.

Singular forms

  • There is a large door in the Bangalow.
  • There is a clock on the wall.
  • There is a lamp on the table.

Plural forms

  • There are his shoes.
  • There are my family photos.
  • There are two matches on Sunday.

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Long forms of there are.

Here, they can not be contracted.

Contraction forms of “there is”:

  • There is a mobile.
  • There’s a mobile.
  • There is a calculator.
  • There’s a calculator.
  • There is a coin.
  • There’s a coin.

Negative use

It means there isn’t; there isn’t anything that has custody over someone.

  • There is not Charles bag.
  • There is not a company.
  • There is not a complete meal
  • There are not a few pages remaining.
  • There are no oranges in the basket.
  • There are not many students.

Interrogative use

These expressions use for asking something to someone.

  • Is there a tree.
  • Is there a diamond ring in your finger.
  • Is there a black dress in the wardrobe.
  • Are there pink lipsticks in the box.
  • Are there several boys.
  • There are five hospitals in the city.

Use “Any” with uncountable nouns in question.

Any- we can use any in a positive sentence, but any is more common here use as question forms.

  • Is there any chance of getting it?
  • Is there any petrol in the vehicle?
  • Is there any milk in the fridge?
  • Is there any gas in Selander?

Use “Any” with plural nouns in interrogative form.

Sometimes, any use with plural nouns that is more common in sentences.

  • Are there any documents in the office.
  • Are there any doctors in the hospital.
  • Are there any boats in the river.
  • Are there any toys in the shop.

Use “Any” in negative with uncountable nouns.

Often any can be used as uncountable nouns.

  • There is not any steel in the earrings.
  • There is not any tea in a kettle.
  • There is not any petrol station here.


Use “Any” in negative with plural nouns.

Often any can be used as plural nouns.

  • There are not any stamps in the office.

Use “How many “in question with plural nouns.

How many references to numbers which tell us the quantity of a thing.

  • How many papers are there?
  • How many trees are there?
  • How many balloons are there?


These are quantifiers unit, which indicates not the exact amount or a precise number of something.

Thus, we use positive sentences.

  • I have some water.
  • You have some energy.
  • They have some strong feelings.

Some/Any use for countable and uncountable nouns.

  • Hina sends some pictures to me.
  • I sold some vegetables.
  • The children have eaten some sandwiches.
  • You have made some soup.
  • We enjoyed some juice yesterday.
  • I don’t have any water, I jug.
  • She doesn’t have any brothers.
  • There is no flour in the bag.

Use “Any” interrogative

Do I have any fuel?

Does he have any sisters?


These quantitative express small units refer mostly negative amounts of the quantity called the quantitative adjectives, which tell the quality of nouns.


Use in positive ways,

  • He is coming in a few minutes.
  • Do you have a few secrets?
  • I need a few books.

Use for plural countable nouns.

Those things which count easily use Few in a specific way.

  • I have a few photos on the mobile.
  • Anna made a few paintings for the seminar.
  • Ali took a few pills after the morning meal.


Little is a  small special quantitative adjective that expresses the units as kg, milligrams, etc.

It is used for uncountable nouns.

  • I have little money in my purse.
  • She has made little progress.
  • Sara has little hope.

Few and little can be used in an informal way,

  • Rubab has only a little power.

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