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Use "there is" with a singular nouns. (There is a pencil).
Use "there are" with a plural nouns. (There are pencils).

negative contraction

   singular noun

   there is

   there is not

   there isn't

   plural noun

   there are

   there are not

   there aren't

There is/are negative

There ?? (noun or pronoun) (prepositional phrase)
There isn't a rug on the floor.
There isn't a man at the door.
There are not two girls on the floor.
There aren't many students at the school.
There is not only one cat in Canada.
There isn't a letter in the box.


Select the correct negative verb for the following:

1.   There five pens on the desk.
2.   There many people in the hall.
3.   There a chair in the closet.
4.   There three telephones at the airport.
5.   There lots of computers in Room 202.
6.   There a window in her room.
7.   There an apple in the basket.
8.   There seven days in a week.
9.   There four schools in our town.
10. There twelve months in a year.

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      1.   aren't      -      6.   isn't
      2.   aren't       -      7.   isn't
      3.   isn't        -      8.   aren't
      4.   aren't      -      9.   aren't
      5.   aren't      -     10.   aren't

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