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    #1

    there appeared ..../ there needs to be....

    1. There appeared a strange face in the window.
    2. In order for a tonado to occur, there needs to be some type of rising air.

    Q1) Can I say "A strange face appeared in the window" instead of #1? If so, why do we say #1 instead of it?

    Q2) What is the function of "there" in #2?
    Can it be rephrased?

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    #2

    Re: there appeared ..../ there needs to be....

    Quote Originally Posted by moon7296 View Post
    1. There appeared a strange face in the window.
    2. In order for a tonado to occur, there needs to be some type of rising air.

    Q1) Can I say "A strange face appeared in the window" instead of #1? If so, why do we say #1 instead of it?

    Q2) What is the function of "there" in #2?
    Can it be rephrased?
    "A strange face appeared in the window"
    This is much more likely than #1.
    Also, "at the window" is more likely than "in the window".

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    Re: there appeared ..../ there needs to be....

    Thank you for the answer.

    'there' in #2 is not non-referencial? Does 'there' have any meaning? or why is it used as a subject?

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