There is and There are

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There is (for singular) and there are (for plural) are used when we want to confirm (affirmative), deny (negative) or check (interrogative) that something exists.

For example:
— Affirmative: “There is a white plate.” / “There are white plates.”
— Negative: “There isn’t a white plate.” / “There aren’t white plates.”
— Interrogative: “Is there a white plate? / “Are there white plates?

The more common negative forms are there is no and there are no.

For example:
— “There is no plate on the table.” / “There are no plates on the table.”

NOTE: Another common negative form is there are not any.

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