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Yes, there is. <g> Avoid them both, but the latter always and the former
whenever possible. Why? Because it's "weak."
For example: If you want to say, "There is a button in the bottom of the
dialog box that you can click to get the Lobdu to open in a new window,"
your reader will be happier if you say instead, "Click the red button in the
Hygzry dialog box to open the Lobdu in a new window."
"There is" is considered weak because it has no content, as it were. The
reader has to wait a while before you throw him something that has actual
meaning for his brain to process.
Sometimes it's the only way one *can* say something, but those times are
extremely rare (if that's not a redundancy).
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