Origin of there
11. It is nonstandard usage to place there between a demonstrative adjective and the noun it modifies: that there car. The same is true of here : these here nails. Placed after the noun, both there and here are entirely standard: that car there; these nails here.
Examples from the Web for theres
Historical Examples of theres
Theres some 23 advantage in staying in one place, too, dont you think?
Theres no telling what might have happened if my 129 leg had not broken off.
Theres one thing Im not likely to forget, said he, and that is, my wronging you as I did.
But of course there is no use in thinking of that, for theres no chance of it.
Theres nobody in this region who could mend that wheel, I suppose?
- an expression used when handing a person something requested or desired
- an exclamation of triumphthere you are, I knew that would happen!
Word Origin for there
Old English þær "in or at that place," from Proto-Germanic *thær (cf. Old Saxon thar, Old Frisian ther, Middle Low German dar, Middle Dutch daer, Dutch daar, Old High German dar, German da, Gothic þar, Old Norse þar), from PIE *tar- "there" (cf. Sanskrit tar-hi "then"), from root *to- (see the) + adverbial suffix -r.
Interjectional use is recorded from 1530s. To have been there "had previous experience of some activity" is recorded from 1877.
In addition to the idioms beginning with there
- there but for the grace of God go I
- all there
- get there
- hang in (there)
- here and there
- here, there, and everywhere
- in there pitching
- neither here nor there
- no smoke without (where there's smoke there's) fire
- nothing to it (there's)
- somebody up there loves me
- take it from here (there)
- then and there
- where there's a will
- while there's life there's hope