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    there is

    Hi

    Is it correct to say this, 'There is one there already.' ?What I want to say is I saw a key already in the lock. I don't need another key to the lock.

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    #2

    Re: there is

    If by, "There is one there already," you mean, "There is one already in place," then you are correct. The repitition of the word 'there' might be confusing. I would suggest simply rephrasing the sentence to avoid repeating 'there.'

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    #3

    Re: there is

    It also sounds a little less confusing with a contraction:
    - There's one there already.

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