In Australia there are many women receive the same salary as men.
A common mistake made by Indonesians is to include the ‘introductory subject’ (there is/there are) as well as another subject, before the verb in a sentence.This might be possible in Bahasa Indonesia, but in English you must choose either this:
- In Australia many women receive the same salary as men.
(subject: many women)
- In Australia there are many women who receive the same salary as men.
(subject: there are)
Next time your head is telling you ‘ada..‘, stop and ask yourself whether you really need to use there is/there are. If you already have a subject, don’t use there is/there are!