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I heard this sentence while watching a video clip on YouTube. Any short explanation is appreciated! : )
If written you'd probably write "There are three phases."
A three phases means there are three stages in a process, each step usually lasting a period of time.
Think of a caterpiller changing into a butterfly.
It goes through three phases (or stages), caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.
The word "Phase' has its meaning..... to introduce one stage at a time.
...... a distinct stage of development.
...... or stages of change
your question answer Yes. for example:american occupation of Japan fell into three
I prefer to say
There are three phases = stages
We need to talk simple and clear English
Thank you Kebnov, Ate Boots and Simo for taking the time to answer my question. I appreciate it a lot! Cheers! : )
In informal English, it is OK to use "there's" for "there are":
There's five people outside.
There's 50 states in the United States.
There's 5 pandas at that zoo.
Native speakers will NOT accept:
There is five people ....
There is 50 states ...
There is 5 pandas ...
You can also do this with "here":
Here's your 20 apples. (= Here ARE your 20 apples)
Here's the books that you wanted.
Here's Tom's and Mona's paychecks.
Here is your 20 ....
Here is the books ....
Here is Tom's and Mona's ...