Please, could you explain the difference of these sentences:

What building is there?


What is that building?

What meanings are there? In what situations can I use them?



What building is there?

This means we're talking about a location (like "On Third Street near Main") and the speaker wants to know what building is at that location.

What is that building?

This means we've encountered a building (maybe we're standing near it, or looking at a photograph of it), and the speaker wants to know what building it is (for example, "the Transamerica Pyramid").

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