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  1. Yourjones

    Here is a gas station


    I understand "there be ..." is a sentence pattern. But when I am driving by a gas station, can I just say "Look, here is a gas/petrol station" instead of "Look, there is a gas/petrol station here"?


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    Re: Here is a gas station

    "Look, here is a gas/petrol station". - You're looking to refuel your car and you found a petrol/gas station.
    "Look, there is a gas/petrol station here". - You're commenting (surprised, excited, annoyed ... etc.) about the petrol/gas station being in a certain location.

    However, some people use the second structure intending the first meaning.

  3. Yourjones
    Thank you so much for your clear explanation! I had better follow the "there be" pattern, hadn't I?

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