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There was there were the verb be is often used in the past tense with the word there to make the negative, add not to was or were to make a question, put was.
There was an old lady who swallowed a cow, i dont know how she swallowed a cow she swallowed the cow to catch the dog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly i dont know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps shell die! There was an old lady.
There definition is - in or at that place often used interjectionally.
The choice between the phrases there is and there are at the beginning of a sentence is determined by the noun that follows it. Use there are when the noun is plural (there are two cats).
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We use there is for a singular object in the present tense and there are for plural objects in the present. In the past tense we use there was for a singular object and there were for plural objects there was is used when you refer to one thing or person.