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    #1

    Existential there

    I was told to use the 'existential there' in:
    There are five students in the classroom and not five students are in the classroom.

    Why is the second sentence incorrect?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Existential there

    The second is not incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Existential there

    Who told you it's incorrect?

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    #4

    Re: Existential there

    It isn't incorrect, but it's not what we'd say most of the time, and it could sound odd.

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