Hello, every one.

I’m just wondering about how to answer this question.

Well, I mean, right now, there are two students in the classroom.

Then, someone asked, “Is there a/any student in the classroom?”

Which answer is correct?

-A: “Yes, there is. In fact, there are two in the classroom.”

-B: “Yes, there ‘ARE’ two students in the classroom.”

-C: Both are OK.

On the other hand, if there is only one student in the classroom,

then someone asked, “Are there students in the classroom?”

Which answer is correct?

-A: “No, there is ‘ONLY’ one student in the classroom.”

-B: “Yes, there ‘IS’ one.”

-C: Both are OK.

Hmm, I’m confused when one of my students asked me the question.

Thanks very much.