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    #1

    Post There is[are] or X is[are]

    (1)A gold watch is on his wrist.
    (2)There is a gold watch on his wrist.
    Are both (1) and (2) correct?
    What is the difference between (1) and (2)?

    (3)About 300 pupils are in my school.
    (4)There are about 300 pupils in my school.
    Are both (3) and (4) correct?
    What is the difference between (3) and (4)?

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    #2

    Re: There is[are] or X is[are]

    All are correct and there are no denotational differences. But 2 and 4 are more natural than 1 and 3, respectively.

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