behind the sofa [ is or there is ] a carpet

mrs_gorska

Member
Czech
Hi,

Is it possible/correct to say: 'Behind the sofa is a carpet'?
or I can just use: 'Behind the sofa THERE is a carpet'.

Thanks a lot for your help.
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Is it possible/correct to say: 'Behind the sofa is a carpet'?
    It is "possible" to say almost anything - whether what is said is correct (i.e. idiomatic) depends on the context.

    In what context would you say 'Behind the sofa is a carpet' / 'Behind the sofa THERE is a carpet'?
     

    mrs_gorska

    Member
    Czech
    Just describing someone's room.
    What matters whether these two sentences mean the same and both are grammatically correct.
     
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    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    What they suggest to me is that there is a carpet rolled up and stored behind the sofa. Is that the intended meaning?
    I read it as saying that there is a rug laying on the floor in back of the sofa. (The sofa is in the middle of the room, not against the wall.)
     
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