there is


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there is

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of there be. Used to indicate the existence of something physical or abstract. See also there are.
    There is a man here to see you.
    There is a flaw in your argument.
    • 1993 November 27, Gene Roddenberry et al., “Parallels”, Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 7, episode 11, Paramount Pictures:
      Data: For any event, there is an infinite number of possible outcomes. Our choices determine which outcome will follow.

Usage notesEdit

  • When introducing more than one noun phrase, the verb often agrees with the number of the first noun phrase.
    There is a swing and a seesaw for kids.