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Hi teachers,

Information to consider:

I have seen these two sentences in one of my books. The idea is to use indefinite pronous according to the given pictures.

1.- Everybody is on the sofa.

2.- There is somebody on the sofa.

My question is, Why do they use the introductory subject 'there is' for #2 and they don't for #1?

Thanks in advance.
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A sentence needs a verb.

Somebody on the sofa. -incorrect

Is somebody on the sofa? -question
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Hi Vorpar,

Thank you for your reply, but both sentences, '1 and 2' have a verb.

1.- Everybody is on the sofa.

2.- There is somebody on the sofa.

One uses 'there is' and the other doesn't.

Should it be correct to say, 'Somebody is on the sofa' instead of 'there is somebody on the sofa'?

TS