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? Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 16:59

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

  • 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. Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 15:22

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