Are both of the following sentences correct?

1- If there are (any) cars parked in the road, they will be towed away.

2- If there is any car parked in the road, it will be towed away.

I know we generally use the first sentence in these circumstances. But is there any situation where I can use the second sentence? I have seen people use the second sentence too but not so often.

One more question, if I omit 'any' in the first sentence (If there are cars parked in the road, they will be towed away), will that be correct too?
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Hello, Subhajit,

Both sentences are correct, and "any" is optional in (1), which is equivalent in meaning to the following sentence: "(Any) cars that are parked in the road will be towed."

Sentence (2) would be likely to be used in a context where the meaning pertains to discovery. Compare: "If there are any cars found parked in the road, they will be towed."

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