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It's an information structure and presentation question. The first constituent is typically topic, and the second one is focus: 子供が学校にいる。 (The) kids are at school. (as opposed to somewhere else) 学校に子供がいる。 There are kids at school. (as opposed to, say, adults, or no one at all) Like Darius has said, with questions, they become the following: 子供が学校にいるのか？ ...
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