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There vs. it

Is this a correct explanation ?

You use "there" to introduce nouns. (There was a storm last night) Use "it was" -to introduces an adjective. You could say "It was stormy last night" because "stormy" is an adjective. Thank you !

Re: There vs. it

I think your ruling is a bit simple. Both of these are fine:

There was a storm.
It was a storm.

"There was" introduces something that happened.
"It was" talks about something you've probably already mentioned.

The simplest things are always the hardest to explain. Good luck.

Re: There vs. it

Thank you for the explanation, I get it!