What's the difference between the following sentences?
1 There was a woman waiting for you.
2 There was some woman waiting for you.
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There was some woman waiting for you
This usually implies disrespect or disapproval.
Wife: When I got home today there was some woman waiting for you.
Husband: Really? What did she want?
Wife: I didn't ask. I told her if it was urgent she should phone you.
Note that the wife in this scenario is probably angry/jealous in this situation. She is depersonalizing the woman.
Cross-posted with @Michael Harvey
While the two sentences theoretically mean the same thing, only the first is neutral in tone. The phrase "some woman" in the second sentence has a derogatory sense about it, as if the woman is unsuitable company for the hearer. However "some woman" may also be admiring, more likely as "that was some woman waiting for you". The sentences could be used of the same woman if, for example, the first was spoken by an ex-fiancee and the second was a male friend.