Objects in a room
Es Look at the pictures below about the different kinds of objects that each room in a house or department has.
Observa las siguientes imágenes relacionadas con los diferentes objetos que existen en cada habitación de una casa o departamento.
Knife and Fork
Is there / are there?
We use “there is” / “there are” to describe the existence of objects or places. In spanish it means “hay”.
Look at this comic and pay attention to the words in red.
We use “There is / there are” to describe the existence of objects in a place.
“There is” + a singular or uncountable noun. Example:
Uncountable nouns do not have a plural form and they can’t be used with “a” or “an”. For example:
“There are” + plural nouns:
We use “there isn’t” for singular or uncountable objects.
We use “there aren’t” for plural objects.
We use the negative form to describe that an object doesn’t exist in a certain place.
Look at these examples.
Questions in singular
Read the comic again and notice that we use “Is there … ? to ask questions about the existence of a place or an object. Notice we change the order of the words:
In affirmative we use: “There is…” But for Questions we use “Is there…?”
Yes, there is some cutlery (There is + some + uncountable)
No, there isn’t any cutlery (There isn’t + any + uncountable)
Yes, there is a vase (There is + a + singular)
No, there isn’t any vase (There isn’t + any + singular)
Yes, there is a loveseat (There is + a + singular)
No, there isn’t any loveseat (There isn’t + any + singular)
Questions in plural
We invert the order of “there are”. Then, When we ask for the existence an object in plural, we use “Are there…?” Look at the examples:
Yes, there are some rugs (There are + some + plural)
No, there aren’t any rugs (There aren’t + any + plural)
Yes, there are some pitches (There are + some + plural)
No, there aren’t any pitches (There aren’t + any + plural)
Yes, there are some toasters (There are + some + plural)
No, there aren’t any toasters (There aren’t + any + plural)
In questions, we usually use “any” for…
Is there any furniture?
Is there any bathroom?
Are there any dishes?
In affirmatives, we use “some” for plurals or uncountables. We use a or an for singular.
There is some furniture
There are some bathrooms
There is a bathroom
In negatives, we use “any” for singular, plural and uncountables.
There isn’t any furniture
There isn’t any bathroom
There aren’t any bathrooms
OK, now let’s practice how to ask questions.
Es Use the words in parenthesis to write questions with “Is there…?” “Are there…?”
Utiliza las palabras en paréntesis para escribir preguntas con “Is there…?” “Are there…?”
Es Imagine you want to rent an apartment near CCH. This is a conversation between you and the owner. Complete the conversation with There is/There are in the correct form (Affirmative, negative or question form)
Imagina que vas a rentar un departamento cerca de CCH. Esta conversación es entre tú y él dueño. Completa la conversación con la forma correcta de There is /There are ya sea en afirmativo, negativo o pregunta.