Gemma and Jack are having a picnic. But Jack doesn't feel well ...

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Daiichi 28 October, 2020 - 03:26

I have a question. In the first dialogue in Gemma's second comment, she says "there’s cheese and tomato or egg." but in the second dialogue, she is saying "there are cheese and tomato or egg." Which is true??

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JoModerator 29 October, 2020 - 09:26

Hi Daiichi,
 
Well noticed! Usually is/are agrees with the noun, so 'There are cheese and tomato or egg [sandwiches]' is correct. But in speaking and in some informal writing, we sometimes use 'there’s' even when it refers to more than one. That means 'There's cheese and tomato or egg [sandwiches]' is also correct in informal situations, but it would be incorrect in formal writing or in an exam.
 
If you would like to read more about 'There is', 'there’s' and 'there are', have a look at this page:
 
I hope that helps!
 
Best wishes,
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)
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Xuka 7 August, 2020 - 20:18

This video is interesting. I can answer some Gemma's question:
- Do you want another sandwich?
- What about some chocolate cake?
- What's wrong?
- Do you want some sun cream?

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Mughal 26 July, 2018 - 12:28

Gemma: Do you want another sandwich ?
me: No i don't really need it.
Gemma : what about some chocolate cake ?
me: you give a bit.
Gemma : what's wrong ? why are you having a bit of cake ?
me: Because i am full.
Gemma :oh ok. Here you are.
me: thanks.Have you got a bottle of water ?
Gemma: yes.
me: Can you give it ?
Gemma : yes i can.Here you are.
me: Thanks.
Gemma : Now let's we go home.

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perutiona 7 December, 2017 - 11:13

Yeah, I liked this video. Also, I got understand the Gemma's questions. I love picnics too and would be a pleasure to eat with Gemma..kkkk

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