LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||24/ABR/2005 12:41 PM|
|Assunto:||Re: There to be/Exist|
Pergunta: Existe alguma diferença entre o verbo "There to be" and "Exist"?
There is a picture on the wall.
On this wall exists a picture.
Resposta: "Exist" is not commonly used in the physical sense. You may see it in creative writing used in this way, but generally this is not its usual usage.
So, your first sentence is correct; the 2nd one is not unless you are trying to be artistic and using this in a poem or something. On the other hand, "exist" IS used to indicate physical location in architectural, legal, or other technical writing. Ex. This old building exists in the location where we plan to build the new shopping center.
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