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Message from mohammad51 posted on 28-01-2020 at 19:49:00 (D | E | F)
Here in this page I uploaded its link
Said there = the subject
Then if it is possible according to what is told, ( there is followed by a singular noun or a plural ) it doesn't matter.
And there according to this concern is singular and it is usually followed by a singular verb.
Perhaps there were storms...... how it should be then?
Finally, in 5, the Subject is there:
Declarative: There was a storm last night
Interrogative: Was there a storm last night?
Re: There/ subject from gerondif, posted on 29-01-2020 at 16:38:39 (D | E)
There is is usually followed by a singular noun.
There is a chair in the corridor.
There is a chair and two boxes in the corridor
There are two boxes and a chair in the corridor.
You can hear in colloquial English : There's two guys asking for you.
I can't say I understood much in your link !
For me, there can't be a subject because there is a chair in the corridor means a chair is in the corridor, a chair is "existing" in the corridor. There doesn't perform an action.
Re: There/ subject from traviskidd, posted on 29-01-2020 at 23:28:14 (D | E)
Hello; grammatically "there" functions as a subject in all sentences of this type, except that the verb agrees with the real subject.
There should be
Should there have been?
There used to be
Did there use to be?
Has(/have) there been?
Had there been
There was, wasn't there?
By the way, other verbs can follow "there", for example "There exists", "There comes a time", "There appeared", etc.
Re: There/ subject from mohammad51, posted on 30-01-2020 at 09:50:29 (D | E)
Thank you both
It is never a subject but perhaps people got mixed.
I also heard from one a teacher years ago.
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