It's a test question from my daughter's English teacher. Here is the question.

There are some other things for her birthday. ____ are apples, bananas and some toys.

A. They B. These C. That

I thinks the answer should be 'These', but the teacher said 'They' is correct. Is it wrong to use 'These' here? What's the difference?


  • It depends on whether 'there' is locative or existential in the first sentence, Perhaps you could ask your teacher? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 12 '17 at 16:59

I figured it out. 'They' is the correct answer because in the context, 'They' means 'other things'.

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  • Well, these also works. Have you looked up they and these in a dictionary? Anyway, I think your question is offtopic on this site, because this site is not meant for people learning English. You should this question on English Language Learners. – Arm the good guys in America Oct 12 '17 at 15:22

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