There is + uncountable noun

There is + uncountable noun

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Point 20 in the category of VERBS in the English Grammar Profile is straightforward to locate.  However, it is good to have examples of what vocabulary would be best to teach with it.

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1 THERE IS EVIDENCE 22381

1 SUGGEST (VVI ) 1244
2 UNLESS (CS ) 451
3 ALTHOUGH (CS ) 408
4 CONTRARY (NN1_JJ ) 186
5 SUGGESTING (VVG ) 174
6 SUGGESTS (VVZ ) 160
7 INDEED (RR ) 106
8 OFFENDER (NN1 ) 89
9 FURTHERMORE (RR ) 83
10 HUMANS (NN2 ) 72

2 THERE IS ROOM 12824

1 FOR (IF ) 9562
2 IMPROVEMENT (NN1 ) 1675
3 GROWTH (NN1 ) 246
4 EVERYONE (PN1 ) 229
5 GROW (VVI ) 183
6 IMPROVE (VVI ) 148
7 ERROR (NN1 ) 91
8 DEBATE (NN1 ) 77
9 EXPANSION (NN1 ) 74

3 THERE IS HOPE 10440
4 THERE IS REASON 4979
5 THERE IS SPACE 3892
6 THERE IS CONCERN 3196
7 THERE IS NEED 2833
8 THERE IS NO 2635
9 THERE IS VALUE 2635
10 THERE IS WATER 2594
11 THERE IS LIFE 2535
12 THERE IS TALK 2521
13 THERE IS POWER 2463
14 THERE IS INFORMATION 2392
15 THERE IS MONEY 2370
16 THERE IS HELP 2189
17 THERE IS ALOT 2168 (common error)
18 THERE IS WORK 1994
19 THERE IS SCOPE 1807
20 THERE IS RISK 1703
21 THERE IS INTEREST 1659
22 THERE IS SUPPORT 1656
23 THERE IS UNCERTAINTY 1609
24 THERE IS SPECULATION 1543
25 THERE IS PRESSURE 1519
26 THERE IS TRUTH 1467
27 THERE IS ACCESS 1453
28 THERE IS OPPORTUNITY 1396
29 THERE IS DANGER 1379
30 THERE IS DEMAND 1295
31 THERE IS DISAGREEMENT 1184
32 THERE IS DAMAGE 1177
33 THERE IS DEBATE 1085
34 THERE IS PAIN 1050
35 THERE IS CONFUSION 1044
36 THERE IS RESEARCH 1029
37 THERE IS STRENGTH 987
38 THERE IS DOUBT 986
39 THERE IS FOOD 980
40 THERE IS SNOW 970
41 THERE IS BLOOD 923
42 THERE IS BEAUTY 829
43 THERE IS MERIT 781
44 THERE IS AGREEMENT 767
45 THERE IS COMPETITION 762
46 THERE IS LOVE 739
47 THERE IS PROOF 722
48 THERE IS PEACE 721
49 THERE IS CONTROVERSY 711
50 THERE IS LOT 710
51 THERE IS MUSIC 682
52 THERE IS LACK 671
53 THERE IS FREEDOM 639
54 THERE IS FEAR 630
55 THERE IS MENTION 625
56 THERE IS CAUSE 619
57 THERE IS OVERLAP 618
58 THERE IS AIR 611
59 THERE IS PRECEDENT 599
60 THERE IS JOY 591
61 THERE IS MOVEMENT 590
62 THERE IS TENSION 584
63 THERE IS VARIATION 573
64 THERE IS STUFF 557
65 THERE IS CONSENSUS 549
66 THERE IS TROUBLE 539
67 THERE IS CONFLICT 533
68 THERE IS SOFTWARE 533
69 THERE IS PROVISION 531
70 THERE IS FLEXIBILITY 503
71 THERE IS SMOKE 475
72 THERE IS SAFETY 448
73 THERE IS SILENCE 416
74 THERE IS RESISTANCE 405
75 THERE IS OIL 404
76 THERE IS FIRE 394
77 THERE IS VIDEO 392
78 THERE IS ACTIVITY 375
79 THERE IS DISCUSSION 369
80 THERE IS CHANGE 368
81 THERE IS INFLAMMATION 368
82 THERE IS WISDOM 364
83 THERE IS LOSS 352
84 THERE IS DIFFICULTY 348
85 THERE IS COMFORT 348
86 THERE IS CONTINUITY 338
87 THERE IS SUSPICION 329
88 THERE IS CONSISTENCY 321
89 THERE IS MOISTURE 318
90 THERE IS NEWS 307
91 THERE IS ICE 306
92 THERE IS PROGRESS 306
93 THERE IS DARKNESS 305
94 THERE IS AVAILABILITY 304
95 THERE IS POSSIBILITY 299
96 THERE IS PROBLEM 298
97 THERE IS GROWTH 278
98 THERE IS TRAFFIC 274
99 THERE IS RAIN 273
100 THERE IS CONTACT 272

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