THERE IS,THERE ARE ( (Negative Form, The negative is formed by putting not…
THERE IS,THERE ARE
The negative is formed by putting not after is or are:
There is not a horse in the field.
There are not eight children in the school.
There is not a tree in the garden.
There are not two elephants in the zoo.
We almost always use contractions when speaking.
The Negative contractions are:
There's not = There isn't
There are not = There aren't
There Is vs. There Are: How to Choose?
The choice between the phrases there is and there are at the beginning of a sentence is determined by the noun that follows it.
Use there is when the noun is singular (“There is a cat”). Use there are when the noun is plural (“There are two cats”).
There Is vs. There Are
You probably know that the choice between is vs. are depends on a noun. In most sentences, the noun comes before the verb. But in sentences that begin with there is and there are, the noun comes later.
There is a cat on the porch.
In the sentence above, cat is singular, so it requires there is.
There are many opportunities to learn at this company.
In the sentence above, opportunities is plural, so it requires there are. (Don’t let the word many throw you off—concentrate on the noun.)
We use there is for singular and there are for plural.
There is one table in the classroom.
There are three chairs in the classroom.
There is a spider in the bath.
There are many people at the bus stop.
We also use There is with uncountable nouns:
There is milk in the fridge.
There is some sugar on the table.
There is ice cream on your shirt.
The contraction of there is is there's.
There's a good song on the radio.
There's only one chocolate left in the box.
You cannot contract there are.
There are nine cats on the roof.
There are only five weeks until my birthday.