The Use of "there is"

The common English phrase "there is" can not always be translated literally. Here are some examples of how it is used:
It can be used in affirmative and negative statements:
  • Look, there's a lighthouse over there!
  • Do you have more apples? – No, but there are a couple of pears left on the shelf!
  • I think there is nothing more we can do.
  • I expected a huge family, but as it turns out there aren't any children.
It can also be used in questions:
  • Excuse me, is there a place where I could get changed?
  • You have so many books! Are there any books you would like to get rid of?
  • Isn't there anything I can do?
  • Aren't there any other firemen?
In the exercise below, you will find different sentences. Turn them into sentences with "there is" and "there are"!
 
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  1.  Do you want me to do anything else for you?  
     anything else I can do for you?

     
  2.  We have a few carrots left.  
     only a few carrots left.

     
  3.  Do you still have some cookies?  
     any cookies left?

     
  4.  The lighthouse stands on Blueberry Road.  
     a lighthouse on Blueberry Road.

     
 
 
 

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