We use there is and there are to say that something exists.
We use "there is" for singular and "there are" for plural.

Affirmative:
There is a student in the classroom.
There are four students in the classroom.


Negative: (doesn't exist)
There isn't a student in the classroom.
There aren't four students in the classroom.


Interrogative:
Is there a student in the classroom?
Are there four students in the classroom?


Short answers:
Yes, there is. Yes, there are. Or, No there isn't. No, there aren't.




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