Spanish Language Exercises


There is / There are



  • As a verb, Haber means "there is / there are". It is conjugated in the third-person singular. Use the menu below to review the main Haber tenses:
  • Haber and all its "there is / there are" forms (past, future, etc.) is not to be confused wit the verb "to be" and its tenses (is, are, was, were, will be, etc.):

There are some students there: Hay estudiantes allí.
They are students: Son estudiantes.

  • Occasionally, you may hear some native speakers conjugate Haber in plural; i.e.: "*habían muchos niños en el parque", but that use is considered vulgar. Remember that regardless of the number of objects present in the sentence, Haber is always conjugated in the third-person singular when functioning as a verb meaning "there is / there are".


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Complete the following sentences conjugating the verb in the tense most appropriate for the context.

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1. Tras la muerte del General Francisco Franco (1975), y después de unos años inestables,  Check Answer elecciones generales el 15 de junio de 1977.

2. En las elecciones generales de 1977 Check Answer una participación de un 78%.

3. En la bandera constitucional española Check Answer dos colores principales: rojo y amarillo.

4. En 1999 en España Check Answer un crecimiento de población anual del 0%.

5. Administrativamente, en España Check Answer hoy 50 provincias y 19 comunidades autónomas.

6. En la actualidad (2001), en España Check Answer cerca de cuarenta millones de habitantes.



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