- [ðeə]grammar word summary: There can be: ■ a pronoun: There's a spider in the bath. ■ an adverb: Wait there until I get back. ■ an interjection: There, that didn't hurt so much, did it?1) weak [ðə]strong [ðeə] used for saying what exists used for introducing a statement about someone or something that exists or happensThere is plenty of time left.[/ex]There are 24 teams competing in the tournament.[/ex]Are there any other suggestions?[/ex]2) in or to that place in or to a place that has already been mentioned, or that you are looking at or pointing toThey're going to Hawaii, and they plan to stay there until the end of March.[/ex]It's only a hundred miles to Oxford. You could drive there and back in a day.[/ex]Would you like to sit over there by the window?[/ex]There's Angela now, coming up the drive.[/ex]3) at a point in a process at a particular point in a series of events, in a speech, or in a storyI'll stop there, and answer questions.[/ex]4) available available, and ready to help or to be usedThe opportunity was there, so I took it.[/ex]If you need me, I'll be there for you.[/ex]5) referring to what has just happened spokenused when something has just happened, for showing that you feel satisfied, sorry, annoyed etc about itThere, everything's clean now.[/ex]•there and then ; then and there — immediately at that moment and in that place[/ex]They wanted me to make a decision there and then.[/ex]there goes sth — spoken used for expressing disappointment that something has failed, has been lost, or has been destroyed[/ex]there you are/go — spoken a polite expression used when you are giving someone something[/ex]See:again
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.