Using "There" And "IT"

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This quiz tests how well you know when to use "there" and when to use "it".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The following is correct. It is not a good idea to leave a child alone in the car.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is correct. When speaking about a general idea, we use "it".

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  • 2. 

    The following dialogue is correct. A: It is a new coffee shop called "Grounds for Divorce". Do you want to go? B: Yeah, sure, I hear it is really good.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A: needs to say "There is a new coffee shop..... because we are mentioning it for the first time.

    B: is correct

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  • 3. 

    The following is correct. Sorry I'm late, It was a lot of traffic.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There was a lot of traffic. We use "there" with quantities.

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  • 4. 

    The following is correct. I hope there are not a lot of people at this party. I am not in the mood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "there" is used to mean "at that place" (i.e. the party)

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  • 5. 

    The following is correct. A: Have you eaten at "Eat At Joe's?" It is a new restaurant that just opened. B: No. But I heard it is really good.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    'It' is used here because the restaurant has been mentioned previously by A.

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  • 6. 

    The following is correct. A: Hey! How was your vacation? Did you have fun? B: No! It was terrible. Joe and I had a big fight, then in rained the whole time!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is used by B. A already mentioned the vacation.

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  • 7. 

    The following is correct. Uh Oh...I think there  is going to rain. Look at the clouds?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Use "it" when talking about the whether.

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  • 8. 

    The following is correct: I think it is going to be really cold outside tonight. Bring a jacket with you.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is correct. "it" is used for the weather.

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  • 9. 

    The following is correct. A: We went to see the opening of Superman at the movies last night. B: So did we, but we left because there was a huge line going around the building.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    We use there to mean "at that place" (the movies)

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  • 10. 

    The following is correct. A: I do not like Los Angeles. B: Really? Why not? A: It is too many people.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A: should say, "there are too many people". 'Too many' is plural. There ARE too many people.

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  • 11. 

    The following is correct. A: Is there a a post office around here? B: Yes there is.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Both speakers use "there" because they are talking about A post office, Not a specific one.

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  • 12. 

    The following is correct A: Where is the Los Angeles Post Office? B: It is  across the street

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    B: uses "it" because we are talking about a specific post office.

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