The verb there to be

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Neste post vamos conhecer o verbo “There to be”.

THERE TO BE

O verbo “There to be” é usado para indicar existência. Ele funciona como o nosso verbo “haver”, ou como o verbo “ter” no sentido de “existir”. Vamos ver como usá-lo de acordo com os principais tempos verbais nas formas afirmativa, negativa e interrogativa:

PRESENT

There is / are – (há)

Singular

There is / There’s a lamp in the living room. (affirmative)

There isn’t a / there is no table in the kitchen. (negative)

Is there a mirror in the bedroom? (interrogative)

Yes, there is. / No, there isn’t. (short answers)

Plural

There are chairs in the kitchen. (affirmative)

There aren’t / there are no curtains in the room. (negative)

Are there any pictures in the dining room? (interrogative)

Yes, there are. / No, there aren’t. (short answers)

PAST

There was / were – (houve) / there used to be – (costumava haver)

Singular

There was an accident on the highway this morning. (affirmative)

There wasn’t money to pay for everything. (negative)

Was there a coffee shop on the corner some years ago? (interrogative)

Yes, there was. / No, there wasn’t. (short answers)

Plural

There were some cars in front of my house last night. (affirmative)

There weren’t any customers in the restaurant yesterday. (negative)

Were there any pictures on the wall? (interrogative)

Yes, there were. / No, there weren’t. (short answers)

Past Habit

There used to be a drugstore on the corner when I lived in this neighbourhood. (affirmative)

There didn’t use to be so many police officers around this area some years ago. (negative)

Did there use to be much crime here in the past? (question)

Yes, there used to be one. / No, there didn’t use to be any. (short answers)

FUTURE

There is / are going to be (vai haver) / There will be – (haverá)

Singular (sure / close future)

There is going to be a party next month. (affirmative)

There isn’t / is not going to be a new concert next year. (negative)

Is there going to be a festival to celebrate this important date? (interrogative)

Yes, there is. / No, there isn’t. (short answers)

Plural (sure)

There are going to be some events in the city in the summer. (affirmative)

There aren’t going to be any new good movie releases this month. (negative)

Are there going to be any guests in the ceremony? (interrogative)

Yes, there are. / No, there aren’t. (short answers)

Singular or Plural (not sure / distant future)

There will be a new shopping mall in the city next year. (affirmative)

There will not / won’t be money to do everything we want to. (negative)

Will there be food for everyone? (question)

Yes, there will. / No, there won’t. (short answers)

EXERCISES

Perfect English

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