Element FORM: 'THERE ARE'
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat there is/are
Lexical Range N/A
Level A1
Cando Can use 'there are' + plural noun phrase as complement.
Corrected Learner Example There are two bathrooms. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2009; Farsi; Pass)

There are many shops and schools. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2007; Somali; Pass)

I think, in the park there are animals. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2011; Pashto; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example There are two bathrooms. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2009; Farsi; Pass)

There are many shops and schools. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2007; Somali; Pass)

I think, in the park there are animals. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2011; Pashto; Pass)
Comments While there are uncountable nouns at A1, learners are not competently using them with there is until A2, e.g. 'I like my home because there are lovely forniture.' (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2009; Italian; Pass)

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