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    the effect of the word order

    The sentence below is from a reading text. I would like to know the effect of the word order in (Then began a battle with his conscience). Why is the verb before the subject?

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    Re: the effect of the word order

    Maybe because it's a literary style. Authors often use inversions like this to avoid dullness or put emphasis on plot changes.


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