Could you please explain me the difference between:

He is there.

There he is.

As I understand it, both phrases are used: Ngram

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    "There he is!" is usually an exclamation (speaker expressing surprise on becoming aware that "he" is nearby). Whereas "He is there" is more likely a response (perhaps accompanied by pointing) to the question "Where is he?". – FumbleFingers May 3 at 13:36

'He (or she) is there' simply states that someone is at a place, but 'there he (or she) is' is drawing someone's attention to the fact that someone is somewhere visible, possibly after looking for that person. Often accompanied by a pointing gesture, and also often followed by an exclamation mark.

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