Is "there is this ~" a pattern? How can I use this expression?
Yes, there is a pattern to "there is this". The expression "there is this" is used when expressing that something exists while keeping it very general and unspecific. Instead of specifying exactly what the object is with an article, the word "this" keeps it very general. Ex: I wish I could go to the movie, but there's this thing I have to do today. Ex: There's this party we have to go to tonight.
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