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    #1

    There

    Hi,

    I don't have any self-confidence right now. I want to get the proper certificates for a job teaching English, but I'm afraid that I won't perform well when I talk to the person evaluating oral proficiency. I don't even have the courage to go to the English Corner, because I think there will be someone there who is better than I am. I don't want to be a loser, but I feel as if I am already a loser.

    Is the second "there" in the paragraph redundant?

    Why or why not?

    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: There

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    The sentence sounds fine to me. If you still would rather change it:

    "...because I'm afraid someone will be there who is better than I am.

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    #3

    Re: There

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    The sentence sounds fine to me.
    To me too. The first 'there' is a kind of preparatory subject; the second means 'in that location'.

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