How to Speak English Fluently: How to use ‘is’ with ‘here’ and ‘there’

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You have learnt to make Questions using ‘is’ with ‘it’ in the previous unit. You will learn the use of ‘is‘ with ‘here‘ and ‘there‘ in this unit.

We use ‘is’ with ‘here’ and‘there’ to refer to ‘one’ in the present. We use ‘here’ to refer to a person, a place, a thing or an animal.

Use of ‘is’ with ‘here’

  • To talk about a person near us.

Radha is here with us.
Here is Anil.
Here is my brother.

  • To talk about a thing or a place near us.

A table is here.
Your scooter is here.
My college is here.

Use of ‘is’ with ‘there’

  • To talk about a person away from us.

Ashwin is there, waiting for the bus.
There is Virat near the bus stop.
Suresh is there.

  • To talk about a thing away from us.

The newspaper is there.
There is an auto.
There is a vase on the table.

  • To describe or to talk about a situation.

There is a hospital opposite to our house.
There is a water problem in our area.
There is a meeting in the evening.

1 2 3
Here There is my cousin.
our grandmother.
an auto.
a tea stall.
a cockroach.
a parrot.

Exercise: Make sentences using the above table. You can also use words from the following list or such othersuitable words in column 3.

 computer            pendrive             zoo                       airport                  lake                     crocodile           kangaroo             leopard                parrot                 cauliflower          orange                 candle

Exercise: Write more sentences using the examples,which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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You can check the meanings of the words in English Oxford Living Dictionaries