There is a book on the desk. 书桌上有一本书。
There were a lot of people waiting. 有许多人在等着。
There is a girl and two boys in the room. 房里有一个女孩和两个男孩。
There were one or two chaps there. 那儿有一两个人。
In addition to her, there were Mr. and Mrs Dalby. 除了她还有戴尔比夫妇。
但是，在非正式场合，there’s 往往可以用来代替复数形式there are 用于复数名词前。如：
There’s lots of cars on the road these days. 如今路上有许多汽车。
There’s a man and a dog in our garden. 我们花园里有一个人和一只狗。
It was in the small house _________ was built with stones by his father _________ he spent his childhood.
A. which, that B. that, which C. which, which D. that, where
答案选A，填对此句的关键是要弄清第二空必须填 that，因为这是一个强调句，被强调部分为 in the small house (以及修饰它的定语从句 which was built with stones by his father)。又如：
(1) It was the boy _________ had been in prison _________ stole the money.
A. who, where B. that, how C. who, that D. that, which
【分析】此题答案选C，全句为强调句，被强调成分是 the boy (以及修饰它的定语从句who had been in prison)。
(2) It was just in the room _________ he was born _________ he died.
A. where, which B. that, that C. where, that D. which, that
【分析】此题答案选C，全句为强调句，被强调成分是 in this room，where he was born 为修饰 the room 的定语从句。