As an expletive pronoun
I like London
are red buses.
was a strange smell in this room
are fifteen people in a rugby team.
(We would not say: They
are fifteen people in a rugby team.)
How many people are there
in a football team ?
As an adverb of place
I don't know
London, I've never been there.
Would you like to sit there,
As a possessive adjective
look after their
As my car was in the garage, we went in their car.
Contraction of they are
like documentary films, because they're often
(or... I like documentary films, because they are often
but never... I
like documentary films, because there
I can see the first runners; they're
coming into the arena now.
Don't eat those berries; they're
An example using all three different examples of
a new garage right there
in front of their
there are ? Compare and contrast these examples:
like detective films, because there
are often exciting endings.
I like detective films, because they
are often exciting
There will be
no buses on Christmas day.
As for bus services, they
will not be running on Christmas day.
As for bus services, there
will not be any on Christmas day.
is required to
refer to a following
buses on Christmas day
is necessary in order to refer to an antecedent
- detective films
or bus services.
In the final example, there
required, as it does not refer to the antecedent bus services,
but to the following pronoun