there was/ were/ has been/ will be

there was/were

Unit 32. there was/ were/ has been/ will be

The time is now 11 o`clock.
There was a train at 10.30

Compare:

there is/are ( Present)

  • There is a good film on TV this evening.
  • We are staying at a very big hotel. There are 250 rooms.
  • I`m hungry but there isn`t anything to eat.
  • Are there any letters for me this morning?

there was/were ( Past)

  • There was a good film on TV yesterday evening.
  • We stayed at a very big hotel. There were 250 rooms.
  • When I arrived home, I was hungry but there wasn`t anything to eat.
  • Were there any letters for me yesterday morning?


 

there has been / there have been

Unit 32. there was/ were/ has been/ will be

  • Look! There`s been an accident. (there `s been - there has been)
  • This road is very dangerous. There have been many accidents on it.
    but There was an accident last night. ( not has been ... last night see Unit 19 )

There`s been an accident.


 

there will be

  • Do you think there will be a lot of people at the party on Saturday?
  • ( from the weather forecast) Tomorrow the weather will be cold. There will be some rain in the afternoon.

Unit 32. there was/ were/ has been/ will be