There is / There are
There is/There are is a common phrase in English, used to indicate that something “exists”or is in a certain location.
The main subject follows the verb when there is/are is used.
Other forms of “be” can also be used with there is/there are.
Contractions are possible, but they are mostly used informally in speech.
Since the expression there is/are usually has no equivalent in other languages, students sometimes use have instead.
Have a lot of food on the table.
It has a lot of food on the table.
There have a lot of food on the table.
There is a lot of food on the table.