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Is there any difference in meanings of the following two sentences?

They have a secret tunnel between them.

There is a secret tunnel between them.

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  • 'There is ...' sounds more clinical / impersonal and might be considered the preferred style here. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 27 '17 at 16:00
  • I fail to see how two people can have a secret tunnel between them, regardless of how it is expressed. – Lambie Apr 27 '17 at 16:41
  • So, the question is inadequate. The OP needs to explain who "they" are. Are they people or buildings or cities or what? – Xanne Apr 27 '17 at 19:52
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Seems to me it's a difference in ownership.

They have a secret tunnel between them.

Whoever "they" are, they own/built/are responsible for/use a tunnel. As in, "Bob lives in that house and Joe lives in that other house; they have a secret tunnel between them." (Bob and Joe are best buds and hang out all the time together.)

There is a secret tunnel between them.

There is no implication of ownership, just a statement of fact. As in, "That is Bob's house and that is Joe's house and there is a secret tunnel between them." (But Bob and Joe don't necessarily know about it.)

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