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What part of speech or function does the word There have in the following statement?

There is no quick way to become wealthy.

I would like to diagram this sentence but am having trouble.

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In your example, there is known as an expletive (AKA a false subject). Expletives are not considered to be a part of the sentence for diagramming purposes, so the word there sits detached and above the top of the main line of the diagram. Search the internet for "how to diagram expletives." You'll turn up several examples.

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