Many people use the words it and there wrong. That is because both it and there means det in Norwegian.
In order to get this right we need to know when we use it and when we use there. On this page, we will concentrate on the most basic use of the words, but use the links to get more details on when to use it and there.
It is a personal pronoun that is used instead of a subject. It is then the subject in the sentence.
- The dog came running - It came running. The dog has been changed into it.
We also use it when we talk about the
- It`s cold today
2. Time and date
- It`s 11 o`clock
- It`s the 21st of January.
- It`s far from here
4. To give and opinion about a place
- It is very cold in here.
- It is a nice room.
1. We use there when we talk about things that exist
- there is a book on the table
- there are no such things as aliens
There will always be used when the real subject is a noun.
2. We use there with numbers and quantities
- There was a lot of rain last night.
- There must have been at least a hundred birds in that tree.
3. To say where something is
- There used to be a house there once.
- There are a lot of flowers behind the house.
Sist redigert: 11.04.18: H.W.
1. Main page
1 . Articles
2 . Nouns
3 . Verbs
4 . Adjectives
5 . Adverbs
6 . Determiners
7 . It and There
8 . Concord