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Animals in the Zoo

There is or there are? #1                ANSWER KEY

 Use there IS for singular nouns (one item) 
 Use there IS for non-count items (group nouns). 
 Use there ARE for many items (plural nouns). 

Write IS or ARE in the blanks below.

  1. There   ARE     many animals in the zoo.
  2. There    IS      a snake in the window.
  3. There    IS      a zebra in the grass.
  4. There   ARE     lions in the zoo, too.
  5. There   ARE     many baby lions near their parents.
  6. There    IS      a bird next to the tree.
  7. There   ARE     many monkeys in the trees.
  8. There    IS      an elephant in the zoo.
  9. There    IS      some water in the lake near the elephants.
  10. There   ARE     birds in the zoo.
  11. There   ARE     many people visiting the animals today.
  12. There   ARE     many children, too.
  13. There    IS      some grass under the tree.
  14. There   ARE     bananas in the tree with the gorilla.
  15. There   ARE     many birds near the gorilla.
  16. There    IS      a rock near the tree.
  17. There   ARE     many sharks in the aquarium.
  18. There    IS      an eel in the aquarium, too.
  19. There    IS      lots of water for the fish.
  20. There   ARE     many creatures to see at the zoo.
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