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Vincent's Bedroom at Arles by Vincent Van Gogh
Below, there is a painting by Vincent Van Gogh. You can discuss the painting or ask questions about this class on this message board thread. First, I'm going to show you a little grammar by using "there is" and "there are" to describe the painting. We can also use "there is" and "there are" to ask questions.
Use "there is" to talk about one thing and "there are" to talk about two or more things: There is one picture on this webpage but there are many words.
To ask a question, put the verb first: Is there a desk? Are there any people?
"Wh" questions follow the normal question word order: How many pictures are there? Why are there two chairs?
Now you can try it. Remember that computers are not as smart as you are. You must NOT use contractions (use "there is", not "there's") or the computer will tell you you're wrong!
I hope that this is enough to get you started. Try describing the painting yourself on the message board thread. If you want tot alk about other art, try please begin a conversation on the art vocabulary forum. YOu can talk about your favorite art, music, dance, and more.
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Picture framing is very important, but you have to know where to go. I waited over a month to get a picture framed because I didn't know where to go for picture framing. Finally, my wife had the pictures framed for our anniversary.
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