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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There ____ a lot of boats at the floating market.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is not

    • D.

      Are not

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "a lot of boats" is plural, indicating that there are multiple boats at the floating market.

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  • 2. 

    There ____ green trees along both sides of the canal. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is not

    • D.

      Are not

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the sentence indicates that there are multiple green trees along both sides of the canal. "Are" is the plural form of the verb "to be" which is used when referring to more than one thing.

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  • 3. 

    There ____ a woman and a bag on the beach.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      Aren't

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject of the sentence is "a woman and a bag," which is plural. Therefore, the verb "are" should be used to agree with the plural subject.

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  • 4. 

    There ____ any black umbrella on the beach.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      Aren't

    Correct Answer
    C. Isn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't". This is because the sentence is referring to a singular object (black umbrella) and not multiple objects. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "to be" to use is "isn't", which is the contraction of "is not".

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  • 5. 

    There ____ white sand on this beautiful beach.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      Aren't

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "white sand" is singular, so it requires the singular form of the verb "is".

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  • 6. 

    There ____ a lot of pollution in big cities.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      Aren't

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "a lot of pollution" is singular, so it requires the singular form of the verb "is".

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  • 7. 

    There ____ no storm in this city today. It's a sunny day.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      Aren't

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the sentence is referring to a singular subject, "storm," and is stating that there is no storm in the city today.

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