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Autor:  Maria Valeska
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Data:  01/DEZ/2005 1:37 PM
Assunto:  May I invert the order like in Portuguese?
 
Mensagem: 

Possible inversions in English:

 

- auxiliary verb etc before subject: Ex: May all your wishes come true!  See examples given in previous posts.

- whole verb before subject.

   - after adverbial expressions of place (most common in literary and descriptive writing): Under a tree was lying one of the biggest men I had ever seen; On the grass sat an enormous frog. 

   - reporting (story telling): "What do you mean?" asked Henry.

So, the answer is Yes, the adverbial phrase of place can be inverted in English BUT it is not a common way of speaking.

Source: Practical English Usage by Michael Swan

 

Maria Valeska


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Fabricioaugusto  30/NOV/2005, 3:46 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  André Oliveira  30/NOV/2005, 4:01 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Tiago T.  30/NOV/2005, 5:34 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Tiago T.  30/NOV/2005, 5:44 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Fabricioaugusto  30/NOV/2005, 5:59 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Tiago T.  30/NOV/2005, 6:01 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  pat  01/DEZ/2005, 10:03 AM
 May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Maria Valeska  01/DEZ/2005, 1:37 PM

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