Element FORM: 'THERE' + VERBS WITH MODAL MEANING
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat there is/are
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can use 'there' with other verbs with modal meaning + 'be' + complement.
Corrected Learner Example I figured out that there had to be matches somewhere; Bob, who owned the cabin, had told me that it was well equipped. (Sweden; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Swedish; Pass)

In the library there needs to be school books and also other books and magazines. (Sweden; B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Swedish; Pass)

There is going to be a theatre performance, a chess championship and last but not least, swimming races where the participants will win medals and a lot of prizes. (Greece; B2 VANTAGE; 2008; Greek; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example I figured out that there had to be matches somewhere, Bob who owned the cabine had told me that it was well equipped. (Sweden; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Swedish; Pass)

In the labery there needs to be school books and also other books and magazines. (Sweden; B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Swedish; Pass)

There is going to be a theater performance, a chess championship and the last but not least, swimming races where the participants will win medals and a lot of prices. (Greece; B2 VANTAGE; 2008; Greek; Pass)
Comments Note the singular use of 'needs' with plural complement, generally more frequent in spoken informal contexts than written.

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