there was a

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there was a(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (for a long or undefined period of time)
a. había un (exist; used with singular masculine direct object)
There was a rumor in my town that ghosts haunted the lighthouse.Había un rumor en mi ciudad natal que fantasmas rondaban el faro.
b. estaba un (be located someplace; used with singular masculine direct object)
There was a piano in the living room of my childhood home.Estaba un piano en la sala de mi hogar de niñez.
2. (for a short or defined period of time)
a. hubo un (exist; used with singular masculine direct object)
I was walking along the street, and there was a loud noise.Estaba caminando por la calle y hubo un ruido fuerte.
b. estuvo un (be located someplace; used with singular masculine direct object)
In class yesterday, there was a visiting student.En clase ayer, estuvo un estudiante visitante.
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