there is/are etc - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. 1
    used for saying that someone or something is in a particular place

    There’s a woman in the other room who wants to talk to you.

    How many people were there at the concert?

  2. 2
    used for saying that someone or something exists or that something happens

    There is a small problem that we need to discuss.

    There have already been four serious accidents on this stretch of road.

See also main entry: be