there is – it is

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there is (there's) and it is (it's)

1. there is (there's)

there is is used to introduce the subject in sentences with the verb be. So the subject is put behind be.

  • There is someone at the door.
  • There is a church in the town.
  • There was a storm last night.

2. it is (it's)

Here the personal pronoun it is the subject in the sentence, followed by the verb be.

  • It is old.
  • It is time to go.
  • It was stormy last night.

3. Examples

Correct phrase Common error
There is another meeting. It's another meeting.
There is a lot of noise in this room. It's a lot of noise in this room.
There is some milk in the fridge. It's some milk in the fridge.

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