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    There/ subject

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    There/ subject
    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 is(/are)
    Is there?
    There should be
    Should there have been?
    There used to be
    Did there use to be?
    Has(/have) there been?
    Had there been
    Were there
    There was, wasn't there?

    By the way, other verbs can follow "there", for example "There exists", "There comes a time", "There appeared", etc.

    See you.

    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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