Lesson 1 - Grammar - HOME - Page2
Look at these examples.
There are too many people. I’ll go some other time.
There is a lot of space in our new house. The kids love it!
There are many jobs around. You just have to look for them.
There is too much noise in my new office and I can’t really work.
There are five bedrooms in that house.
When you translate these examples into Polish, what word do you start with?
Jest za dużo ludzi...
Jest mnóstwo miejsca ...
Jest za duży hałas ....
Can you see the problem for the Polish learners? There seems to be one more word in English in this structure; similarly in the plural.
There are different ideas but we have to choose one.
Są różne pomysły ...
It becomes even more difficult when you look at these examples.
It’s warm today.
It’s a long way from here to the university.
It’s 2 o’clock.
In Polish the first word is jest again:
Jest ciepło ...
Jest daleko ....
So it’s really important to understand the difference between there is and it is.