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Unread Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:20 am
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Default Re: How do you answer tough grammar questions?

I let too much time slip by and I can't remember exactly what I said in regards to

Why can't we say, "There is my camera on the table." or "There is the camera on the table."

I think I said that "There is ..." is used when making general discriptions of a scene or setting. (a camera meaning one of many possible cameras.) When you use defining words such as the or my, we're no longer talking in a general sense and can't use that form.
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