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Noun は Location にいます VS Location に Noun が います

JezzaFromAUS

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Hey all, I've come across a problem, both of these sentences seem to state the same thing, what are the reasons I should pick one or the other? I can't seem to find the answer

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犬は隣の家にいます。
隣の家に犬がいます。

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Toritoribe

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The latter sentence is a simple statement, whereas the former one is an answer to the question 犬はどこにいますか。or an explanation of a dog the speaker has been talking about.
 
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