[Grammar] there + verbs

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What do you think about the following sentences?

There exist a lot of animals I love.
There live animals I love.

A lot of animals I love live there.
Animals I love live there.

Would you prefer to put 'there' at the beginning of the sentence or at the end? I've got the impression that 'there' at the beginning of the sentence sounds old-fashioned but seems gramatically correct. Am I right?
 

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"There live animals I love" sounds unnatural.
 

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For me, "There exist" and "There live" sound like alternatives to "There are". Putting "there" at the end makes it clear that you are talking about a location.

There exist in Australia many animals I love.
I like Australia. Many animals I love live there.
 

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For me, "There exist" and "There live" sound like alternatives to "There are". Putting "there" at the end makes it clear that you are talking about a location.

There exist in Australia many animals I love.
I like Australia. Many animals I love live there.


So all my sentences seem to be correct.
 

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So all my sentences seem to be correct.

I agree with SoothingDave that "There live animals I love" sounds very unnatural. The other three are correct but be aware that they don't mean the same as each other.
 
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