I went to a house and asked for help. The man there was very kind and said, “Come in and keep warm.”
I have the mentioned sentences in the book. Is it normal to use "there" between "man" and "was"? I don't see pretty much examples on the internet (Google Books) of "The man there was very". I suppose I can say then:
"The man in the house was very kind and said"...
Is it possible?
As I know it's not standard word order. Right? Why is it used? For shortness?
If it's possible to transform the second sentence into the sentence with standard word order with the same meaning, please do it.