In my native language there was and it was can be translated the same in the following text:

I had been playing this game two years ago. There was/It was interesting.

What exact construction must be used in this case? Can you provide an answer along with explanation?


Your answer goes perfectly with "It was". With "there" (here in your sentence) you would generally have to describe a 'place' or 'thing' or a 'noun'. For example "There was a kid who did this or that etc". However with "It was" it is much more simple and grammatical.

"There was/is" is commonly used in English to introduce new info into the discourse. "There" is a dummy pronoun here.

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