There is / There are | one, any, some
Carl is new to the neighborhood and asks a person on the street (Vera) for some help. Practice using there is and there are.
Carl: Oh, Excuse me. I hope you don't mind me interrupting you but I’m new around here and could do with a few directions. I don't know my way around yet.
Vera: Oh, that's OK. No problem. How can I help?
Carl: Well, I need to get some things for the apartment. I wonder, is there a department store near here?
Vera: Well, actually, there isn't one near here, but there are some very good stores on Cane Street just around the corner. I would recommend looking there for what you need.
Carl: Oh, that's great. That's a
great idea. I don't want to be running all over
town. And are there any grocery stores or
supermarkets? I could do with getting some food in.
Vera: Yeah. That’s easy. There's a Tesco right down there, see, and there's some grocery stores on Cane near the other stores so it's easy.
Carl: Great, thanks for that. I won’t take any more of your time and thank you for being so kind. It's really nice of you.
Vera: Oh, that's no problem. Oh and welcome to the neighborhood. See you around.
- There is a department store in town.
- There is crime in this city.
- There are two cars parked outside my house.
- Are there any chairs in the room?
- Are there any apartments available?
- Is there any rice in the kitchen?
- I don’t have any eggs.
- There isn’t any crime.
- There are some stores on Cane Street.
- I have some rice.
some • any