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Is one word order more correct than the other and do they have identical meaning?

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The latter is an emphasized variant and the former is ordered neutrally, but this could be more fittingly answered at the English Language Learners stack exchange ell.stackexchange.com/search?q=adverb+position – Talia Ford Oct 9 '13 at 9:19
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The first is the normal order. The second might be used to strongly contradict a previous statement. In that case the verb would be stressed: There still ARE problems.

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Same meaning. "There still are problems" is more correct if "still" is an adverb.

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