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Please help me somebody. I am a Norwegian student and i have trouble to understand when or where we use is and there. Is there someone who have a good and easy explanation for me????Emotion: sad
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Is is present simple third person singular of the main verb be, and third person singular of the present continuous and present passive verb forms:

He is happy.
He is riding his new bike.
His knee is bandaged by the doctor
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There is a locative adverb (My bike is over there in the road) and an existential place marker (There is a dent in its fender). There are other uses for there, but these are the main ones.
Are you sure you aren't mixing up the words and actually mean they're vs. there's?
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Sorry, wrong word in my question. It should stand. What`s the different between there and it. Here is 5 sentence where i going to fill in eihter there or it.

Put in IT or THERE, and explain your choice in each case:

a. ... is a lot of ice on the road today.

b. Yes, ... is pretty cold outside.

c. I think ... is something wrong with my car.

d. ... is a strange sound in the engine.

e. ... was lovely to meet your wife again!

I am sorry aboutthe misunderstanding that I wrote. Please help me again.........Emotion: embarrassed
Hello

Please do it youself and put the answers here. Then we can help you.

paco
Paco2004Hello

Please do it youself and put the answers here. Then we can help you.

paco

Here is my answers that I think it should be.

a. There is a lot of ice on the road today.

b. Yes, it is pretty cold outside

c. I think it is something wrong with my car.

d. There is a strange sound in the engine

e. It was lovely to meet your wife again
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a. There is a lot of ice on the road today. [OK: existential "there"]
b. Yes, it is pretty cold outside [OK:weather "it"]
c. I think it is something wrong with my car. [No good]
d. There is a strange sound in the engine. [OK: existential "there"]
e. It was lovely to meet your wife again. [OK: it = to meet your wife again].

paco
Paco2004Hello

a. There is a lot of ice on the road today. [OK: existential "there"]
b. Yes, it is pretty cold outside [OK:weather "it"]
c. I think it is something wrong with my car. [No good]
d. There is a strange sound in the engine. [OK: existential "there"]
e. It was lovely to meet your wife again. [OK: it = to meet your wife again].

paco

Thanx a lot.... But you say THERE is existential, but what is IT?? Did IT mean somthing who that is in the concrete form???
The "it" in e is called "provisional it" or "anticipatory it". The "it" is a pronoun to substitute the infinitival clause.

paco
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