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    Default A question on inversion

    I want every child to understand that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility.

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    I want to know which understanding is more correct despite the logic problem:

    1-- Great responsibility comes with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation.

    2--The great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes with great responsibility.

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    Default Re: A question on inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
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    Thank you. Can I say the following to mean the same:

    I want every child to understand that with great responsibility comes the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation.

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    Default Re: A question on inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Can I say the following to mean the same:
    I want every child to understand that with great responsibility comes the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation.
    No, it is the other way around.

    2)The great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes with great responsibility.
    3) I want every child to understand that with great responsibility comes the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation.

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    2) the great privilege of being a great responsibility
    citizen of this nation

    3) great responsibility the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation
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    Default Re: A question on inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    No, it is the other way around.

    2)The great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes with great responsibility.
    3) I want every child to understand that with great responsibility comes the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation.


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    2) the great privilege of being a great responsibility


    citizen of this nation



    3) great responsibility the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation



    Let's go back to the original sentence:
    I want every child to understand that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes (with) great responsibility.

    The preposition 'with' is put at the beginning of the clause. Does it mean it is moved from where (with) is? And also, what is subject of the clause, privilege or responsibility?

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