Grammar 文法

1表格搞懂英文 there is no / there are no 用法不同差別,哪個才對?

什麼時候用 there is no?

  • 如果名詞是不可數名詞的時候,使用 there is no

什麼時候用 there are no?

  • 如果名詞是可數名詞的時候,使用 there are no

什麼時候 there are no 跟 there is no 都可以使用?

  • 如果名詞同時可作為可數與不可數的型態,且本身就有細微差異。(如 fishes/fish)。
  • 這種狀況下,兩個句子的用法也會有細微差異。

There is no / there are no 用法比較表

there’s no there’re no
countable noun

There’s no apple.

Can you get me an apple from the table?

✅  There’re no apples.

uncountable noun

There’s no water in the river.

There’re no water in the river.

a noun is both countable and uncountable

There’s no fish. 

(one fish, maybe on a dish)

There’re no fish.

(many fishes, maybe in an aquarium)

更多例句

Hair

  • There’s no hair on his head. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of hair)
  • There’re no hairs in my soup, thankfully. (countable, referring to individual hair strands)

Light

  • There’s no light in the room; we need to change the bulb. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of illumination)
  • There’re no lights on the street; it’s very dark. (countable, referring to individual light sources)

Paper

  • There’s no paper left in the printer. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of paper)
  • There’re no papers on the table; they must’ve been moved. (countable, referring to individual documents)

Glass

  • There’s no glass in the window; it must have been broken. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of glass material)
  • There’re no glasses on the shelf; they must be in the dishwasher. (countable, referring to individual glass cups)

Noise

  • There’s no noise outside; it’s so quiet. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of noise)
  • There’re no noises coming from the attic; I think the mice are gone. (countable, referring to individual sounds)

Fish

  • There’s no fish in the aquarium; we need to buy some for our new setup. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of fish)
  • There’s no fish in the pond; the water is too polluted. (uncountable, referring to the general absence of fish)
  • There’re no fish left in the tank; we must have sold them all. (countable, referring to individual fish)
  • There’re no fish swimming near the surface of the aquarium; they must be hiding at the bottom. (countable, referring to individual fish)

以上為大部分適用的文法規則,但難免會遇到例外或是其他的用法。
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