(third-person singular simple present singular there is, plural there are, present participle there being, simple past singular there was, plural there were, past participle singular there has been, plural there have been)
- to exist, physically or abstractly
- When introducing more than one noun phrase, the verb agrees with the number of the first noun phrase.
- There is a swing and a seesaw for kids.
The expletive there, from Old English þær, to fill the first position in an existential sentence of the verb-second word order.