A simple question about omitting the word 'There'. I'd like to know if we can omit the word 'There' here or not: - Is there anyone here who ...? - Is anyone here who ...? I've omitted the word 'There' in the second sentence. But is it correct? Thank you in advance.
Apr 27, 2016 8:16 PM
Answers · 9
I'm guessing you want to make an interrogatory. Let's say you're asking if there is someone here who knows CPR. 1. Is there anyone here who knows CPR? 2. Is anyone here who knows CPR? The first one is a sentence. The second one is a clumsy and odd-sounding sentence. You should study sentence structure.
April 27, 2016
No, you can't omit the 'there'. The word 'there' is the subject of the sentence, sometimes known as a 'dummy subject'. If you don't include it, the sentence has no subject. Compare these two sentences: Is anyone hungry? = The subject is 'anyone'. Is there anyone who speaks French? = The subject is 'there'. You can't omit it.
May 2, 2016
- Is there anyone here who ...? >ok > Is +at this place+ anyone here who .. - Is anyone here who ...? >X . "Is" means " be" and it means for certain who he is , and "anyone" does not have the certainty to go together
April 27, 2016
I wouldn't say it's wrong, but the second one sounds informal to me. I would say you CAN omit it if you want to.
April 27, 2016
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