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    #1

    there

    I wonder if there is subtle difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Look out! A car is coming.
    2. Look out! There is a car coming.

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    Re: there

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is subtle difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Look out! A car is coming.
    2. Look out! There is a car coming.
    No, there isn't.

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    Re: there

    The subtle difference is that using the longer version could be the difference between life and death.

    'LOOK OUT! CAR!'

    A better title would have been Look out! A car is coming.

    Rover

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