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Autor:  m robertson
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Data:  03/OUT/2003 11:19 PM
Assunto:  Re: Inversion
It appears that the sentence is a question

Is there punctuation on the cover?

I suppose these structures are used to introduce something with a ‘hint of drama/a suggestion of build-up’ – any delay creates suspense!

Rather than just a direct statement of fact – I have a story to tell you..

As you suggest, maybe it is a rhetorical question

Pearl Jam have some very on-the-ball ideas in their music – some of their songs have self-referential features – as well as all that passion and intensity

I’d say the structure is a fairly standard tool in the storyteller’s art

If it fits the rhyming couplet, well then … all the better!!

(Where you said “…in the beginning” I’d say “at the beginning” – non-bully constructive suggestion)

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Inversion  –  José Roberto  03/OUT/2003, 10:34 PM
 Re: Inversion  –  m robertson  03/OUT/2003, 11:19 PM
Re: Inversion  –  José Roberto  04/OUT/2003, 7:14 PM
Re: Inversion  –  michael r  04/OUT/2003, 7:52 PM

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