#EngQAs: “there is” vs “there are” (Facebook discussion)

#EngQAs – Question #2: Can you help @sartikaarga and explain when to use “is” or “are” behind the word “there”?
(22 August 2012)

Thank you for your participation Littleelephant Childdevelopmentcenter (@fiiixie), Rizki Wardana, Nass Razak, Christopher Arie, and Nurmala Syahbani.

Great job and excellent explanation, fellas! I believe it is now clear when to use “there is” and “there are”. :)

As discussed and shared, “There is” is used for a singular noun whereas “there are” is used for a plural noun.

There is an apple in the bag.
There are apples in the bag.

In translation, “there is/are” literally means “terdapat”. :)

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on August 29, 2012

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