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  1. There is the man.

We know which man we are talking about. That one, over there. We are pointing at him, showing his location. So there is an adverb of place. If you say:

  1. There is a man.

This would mean that a man exists in the street - there would be a dummy subject in this example. Is this correct explanation? I got doubt because if someone standing in the street then also we are pointing at him, showing his location. So there is an adverb of place. In both cases either definite or indefinite articles the existance occured so "there" is an adverb of place in these cases, right?

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