There is – There are
WHAT IS IT?
There is and there are are used to express the existence or lack of existence of things.
“There is” is used with singular nouns
“There are” is used with plural nouns
If you want to express nonexistence of something just add “NOT” after verb to-be, for example:
There is not a flower in that vase
There isn’t a flower in that vase
No hay una flor en ese jarrón
There are not children in the playground
There aren’t children in the playground
No hay niños en el patio de juegos
If you want to ask about the existence of something, just place the verb “to-be” at the beginning of your sentence. Examples:
Is there milk in the fridge?
Are there English classes today?