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There is, There are Subject + has/have


If you use there is/there are, its a good idea to say the location (where). There is a painting by the artist Van Gough in the living room. where There is enough space for two cars in the garage. There are three bedrooms in my apartment. There are lots of closets in my place. There are cockroaches in the kitchen. When you use subject + has/have, you dont need to say the location because the subject is the location.
The dining room has a painting by Van Gough. (subject & location = dining room)

=There is a painting by Van Gough in the dining room. Starry Night, by Van Gogh The rooms have cockroaches. (subject = rooms) =There are cockroaches in the rooms. My garage has enough space for two cars. (subject = garage) =There is enough space for two cars in my garage. The apartments have three bedrooms. =There are three bedrooms in the apartments. They have lots of storage space. =There is lots of storage space* in the apartments. *closets, cabinets, shelves, , , sitios para guardar cosas, Common Mistakes Dont say: There has or There have. Wrong: There has a greenhouse in the backyard. No!!! There have two Chinese vases in the entry. No!!! Right: There is a greenhouse in the backyard. or The backyard has a greenhouse. There are two Chinese vases in the entry. or The entry has two Chinese vases. Make sure the subject matches the verb. Wrong: My place have a view of the Bay Bridge. No!!! Right: My place has a view of the Bay Bridge.
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a greenhouse

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Rewrite each sentence. Change there is/there are to have/has. Example: There is a coffin in my bedroom instead of a bed. My bedroom has a coffin (, atad, ) instead of a bed. 1. There are two graves* in the backyard. *, tumbas, 2. 3. 4. 5. There are three toilets in the bathroom. There are two snakes in the bathtub. There isnt a stove in the kitchen. There arent any shelves in the cupboards.

What a creepy place! (, horripilante, ) level5.podomatic.com 5-5012601p1

Rewrite each sentence. Change there is/there are to have/has. Example: There is a coffin in my bedroom instead of a bed. My bedroom has a coffin (, atad, ) instead of a bed. 1. There are two graves* in the backyard. *, tumbas, 2. 3. 4. 5. There are three toilets in the bathroom. There are two snakes in the bathtub. There isnt a stove in the kitchen. There arent any shelves in the cupboards.

What a creepy place! (, horripilante, ) level5.podomatic.com 5-5012601p1

Rewrite each sentence. Change there is/there are to have/has. Example: There is a coffin in my bedroom instead of a bed. My bedroom has a coffin (, atad, ) instead of a bed. 1. There are two graves* in the backyard. *, tumbas, 2. 3. 4. 5. There are three toilets in the bathroom. There are two snakes in the bathtub. There isnt a stove in the kitchen. There arent any shelves in the cupboards.
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Now change have/has to there is/there are. Dont forget to say where! EXAMPLE My dining room has a jacuzzi. There is a Jacuzzi* in my dining room. *, baera de hidromasaje, 6. The back yard has a piranha pond. *, piraa, a pond: a very small lake 7. The bedroom ceiling has mirrors. 8. The shower only has cold water. 9. The balcony doesnt have any railing*. *, pasamanos, 10. The house doesnt have any heat.

Now change have/has to there is/there are. Dont forget to say where! EXAMPLE My dining room has a jacuzzi. There is a Jacuzzi* in my dining room. *, baera de hidromasaje, 6. The back yard has a piranha pond. *, piraa, a pond: a very small lake 7. The bedroom ceiling has mirrors. 8. The shower only has cold water. 9. The balcony doesnt have any railing*. *, pasamanos, 10. The house doesnt have any heat.

Now change have/has to there is/there are. Dont forget to say where! EXAMPLE My dining room has a jacuzzi. There is a Jacuzzi* in my dining room. *, baera de hidromasaje, 6. The back yard has a piranha pond. *, piraa, a pond: a very small lake 7. The bedroom ceiling has mirrors. 8. The shower only has cold water. 9. The balcony doesnt have any railing*. *, pasamanos, 10. The house doesnt have any heat.
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1. The backyard has two graves. 2. The bathroom has three toilets. 3. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). 4. The kitchen doesnt have a stove. 5. The cupboards dont have any shelves. 6. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house.

1. The backyard has two graves. 2. The bathroom has three toilets. 3. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). 4. The kitchen doesnt have a stove. 5. The cupboards dont have any shelves. 6. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house.

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The backyard has two graves. The bathroom has three toilets. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). The kitchen doesnt have a stove. The cupboards dont have any shelves. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The backyard has two graves. The bathroom has three toilets. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). The kitchen doesnt have a stove. The cupboards dont have any shelves. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house.

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The backyard has two graves. The bathroom has three toilets. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). The kitchen doesnt have a stove. The cupboards dont have any shelves. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house.

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The backyard has two graves. The bathroom has three toilets. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). The kitchen doesnt have a stove. The cupboards dont have any shelves. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house.

1. The backyard has two graves. 2. The bathroom has three toilets. 3. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). 4. The kitchen doesnt have a stove. 5. The cupboards dont have any shelves. 6. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house.

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The backyard has two graves. The bathroom has three toilets. The bathtub has two snakes (in it). The kitchen doesnt have a stove. The cupboards dont have any shelves. There is a piranha pond in the back yard. (Piranhas are fish with very sharp teeth that can eat people and animals in seconds.) 7. There are mirrors on the bedroom ceiling. 8. There is only cold water in the shower. 9. There isnt any railing on the balcony. 10. There isnt any heat in the house. 5012601-recovered Roland Trego 01/17/94 8/29/2013 7:38 PM