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    Default "does there exist"?

    Is it correct to say "Is there a place I can stay?" as "Does there exist a place I can stay"?

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    Default Re: "does there exist"?

    Both are grammatical, but the first one, "Is there a place (that) I can stay (at)?" is more common.

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    Default Re: "does there exist"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Both are grammatical, but the first one, "Is there a place (that) I can stay (at)?" is more common.
    It is more common because "exist" isn't really needed in that sentence. But this sentence "Does there exist a place where people still live in caves?" wouldn't sound that strange, would it?

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    Default Re: "does there exist"?

    Less strange.

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