Is there or Isn’t there? – The Existence Page

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Is there a king in your country?

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Are there any castles?

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Is there a hydro-electric scheme in your country?

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Are there any nuclear power stations?

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Is there a war in your country?

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Are there any refugees?

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Is there a lot of poverty in your country?

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Are there many foreign aid workers?

Write your answer in the “comments” section at the bottom of this page.

Compare these three patterns:

1. is there/are there

2. do you have

3. does … it exist

When we speak generally about existence we say:

There are a lot of refugees.

When we speak in a personal way, we say:

We have a lot of refugees.

When we speak in an abstract impersonal way, we say:

A significant refugee problem exists.

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

Links
The Work Page
The Money Page
The Time Page
The Fun Page
The Food Page
The Family Page
The Heart Page
The Week Page
History and Chronology

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