Writers love the phrase "there are" (or "there is"). For example:
"There are three girls standing over there."
This is just wordy. I feel it's almost always best to cut out unnecessary cases of "there":
"Three girls are standing over there."
Many times, you can get rid of a boring "to be" verb (such as "are" and "is"):
You can turn "There are six students who attend the school"
"Six students attend the school"
and you save three words.
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