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I have to eliminate the word there to form a new sentence. But i am not sure if i write it correctly.

Original 1. There are many ways of handling the project.
my version 1. We can handle this project in many diffenert ways.

original 2. There you go again.
2. It happens again.

original 3. There must be a solution to this math problem.
3. We can solve this math problem.

original 4. Thee are several ways to describe a jerk.
4. You can descibe a jerk in different ways.

original 5. There will be no break if you don't get busy.
5. If you don't get busy, you won't be able to take break.

please give me some suggestion. thanks a lot
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Original 1. There are many ways of handling the project.
my version 1. We can handle this project in many diffenert ways. [OK

original 2. There you go again.
2. It happens again. [OK

original 3. There must be a solution to this math problem.
3. This math problem should have a solution, or very probably has a solution.

original 4. Thee are several ways to describe a jerk.
4. You can descibe a jerk in different ways. [OK

original 5. There will be no break if you don't get busy.
5. If you don't get busy, you won't be able to take a break. [OK
Hi Alexaaa

Your rewording for number 2 doesn't mean the same thing as the original sentence.
Here's my suggestion:

original 2. There you go again.
2. You're doing it again.

For number 3, you can also leave the word must in the sentence:

original 3. There must be a solution to this math problem.
3. This math problem must have a solution.
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Hi,

Original 1. There are many ways of handling the project.
my version 1. We can handle this project in many diffenert ways.


The words 'we', 'this' and 'different' add information that is not in the original. If you want to be more precise, you could say 'The project can be handled in many ways'.

Best wishes, Clive
ALEXAAAI have to eliminate the word there to form a new sentence. But i am not sure if i write it correctly. Original 1. There are many ways of handling the project. my version 1. We can handle this project in many diffenert ways. original 2. There you go again. 2. It happens again. original 3. There must be a solution to this math problem. 3. We can solve this math problem. original 4. Thee are several ways to describe a jerk. 4. You can descibe a jerk in different ways. original 5. There will be no break if you don't get busy. 5. If you don't get busy, you won't be able to take break. please give me some suggestion. thanks a lot
Hi Alex

“There is / are” is used in contexts where pronouns is not used to mean “have” or the “presence” of something. i.e.

There are five bedrooms in this house vs. This house has five bedrooms.

There were lots of tall pines and green meadows surrounding the cabin we stayed. Vs.

The cabin’s is surrounded by lots of tall pines and green meadows

“Don’t worry”. “There are plenty of foods to go around”. Vs. “Don’t worry”. We have a lot of foods to go around.

Does it help?

Goodman wrote: “There are plenty of foods to go around”.

"We have a lot of foods to go around."

Shouldn't it be: "There is plenty of food to go around” and "We have a lot of food to go around" ?
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thank you all for helping me out.

Liat,

The rule of using “there is” or “there are” is rather obscure. As I always emphasis, we can not determine the meaning or application of a word, or phrase based on a single sentence.

There are plenty of foods to go around- emphasizes the abundance of food. If one opts to use “there is”, the meaning will still get across. Following are a few references:

Body & Fitness Magazine

there are still healthy foods to eat that even tastes good...huge resource will provide ... There Are Plenty Healthy Foods To Eat That Really Tastes Good ...


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There are plenty of people who don’t consider themselves avid readers, ... There is even a novel that centers on food. Poppy Z. Brite’s mystery “Soul ...

CNN - Life on Mir: Plenty of food, but hang on to your pencil ...

"We have plenty of food. Essentially two meals a day of American food, and two meals a day of Russian food. There's a lot of food, a great variety of foods. ...
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Don't ski? There's still plenty to do in the mountain state - The ...

But what they don't realize is there are plenty of other fun activities and attractions in ... Food Service Worker - Catering (Food & Nutrition Services) ...
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tastingmenu.com, Focused on Food

There are plenty of folks who aren't stupid. They crave authenticity. And given how hard you're working to delivering consistent, high quality, food, ...

Goodman wrote: “There are plenty of foods to go around”.

"We have a lot of foods to go around."

I asked whether it should be: "There is plenty of food to go around” and "We have a lot of food to go around" ?

Goodman explained as follows:

There are plenty of foods to go around - emphasizes the abundance of food. If one opts to use “there is”, the meaning will still get across.

I wonder how many native speakers of British English will use the 'foods' version. Is the 'food' version BrE and the 'foods' version AmE?

I have never heard the plural version of the sentence before.

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