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    #1

    there is

    I wonder if there is a little difference between "1" and "2"
    1. there is a car coming.
    2. A car is coming.

    If there is no difference, which is more natural?


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    #2

    Re: there is

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is a little difference between "1" and "2"
    1. there is a car coming.
    2. A car is coming.

    If there is no difference, which is more natural?
    There is no difference and they are equally natural.


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    #3

    Re: there is

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is a little difference between "1" and "2"
    1. there is a car coming.
    2. A car is coming.

    If there is no difference, which is more natural?
    In this case, they are pretty much the same although I'd say that the first one is more natural. In English, we normally introduce a new thing/noun/person with 'there'.

    For some reason, which escapes me now, some sound better than others

    [Looking out a window, in the morning]

    There's snow outside.

    Snow is outside. ???

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    [Looking out a window]

    There are two men outside.

    Two men are outside.

    This one doesn't seem as unnatural as the 'snow' one.

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