Are these sentences correct with definite and indefinite noun phrases?

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There is a place next to him. (existential) < more likely
There is a place next to him. (locative) < less likely

There is the place next to him. (existential) < less likely
There is the place next to him. (locative) < more likely

Are these sentences correct with definite and indefinite noun phrases? and also tell about the usage(less likely and more likely).
 

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Although "the place" is grammatical and might work in a few situations, "a place" is much more likely.

Let's see what our grammarians have to say.
 

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The answers were given by a grammarian on this forum and a native speaker on another forum.
 

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The answers were given by a grammarian on this forum and a native speaker on another forum.

You are right both they were given answers but different answers. Who has given the right answer- the grammarian on this forum and the native speaker on another forum. Who have I to believe?

I actually started this question after I read this.
https://forum.wordreference.com/thr...y-subject-or-inversion.3194542/#post-17169172
Look at post 3. In that list B. 2nd example.
 
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The story you were looking for is something specific and known. Without further context, your sentence is not the same.

Can we keep things friendly please? Thanks
 
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