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Using There is and There are

Oleh: Misbahul Khoironi

There is atau there are digunakan sebagai kata petunjuk. There is biasanya diikuti oleh kata benda tunggal, sedangkan there are diikuti oleh kata benda jamak.
Contoh There is dan There are :

– Penggunaan there is dan there are dalam kalimah positif :
a. There is a teacher and there is a student in the staff room.
b. There are three books on the table.
c. There is a cat in the kitchen.
d. There are many fruits in the refrigerator.

– Penggunaan there is dan there are dalam kalimah negatif :
a. There is not a book in my bag.
b. There are not three cats in my house.
c. There isn’t a pen in my bag.
d. There aren’t many balls in the field.

– Penggunaan there is dan there are dalam kalimah tanya :
a. Is there a book in your bag ? Yes, there is. / No, there is not.
b. Are there two boys in the room ? Yes, there are. / No, there are not.
c. Is there a vase on the table ? Yes, there is. / No, there isn’t.
d. Are there ten pencils in your pencil case ? Yes, there are. / No, there aren’t

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