There is and without using there is
There is a man standing in front of the parking lot.
A man is a man standing in front of the parking lot. What is the difference between the two?
The two have identical meaning. However, starting a sentence with "there is" is considered both wordy and weak. The writer is, like, beating around, you know, the bush when a simple, more direct usage would serve. The following all mean the same thing:
Weak -- There is a man standing in front of the parking lot.
Strong - A man is standing in front of the parking lot.
Stronger -- A man stands in front of the parking lot.
The use of a "to be" verb-form such as "is standing" is considered to be weaker than the active form "stands".
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