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    How do I rewrite this sentence?

    "With the global distribution of the product, emerges a new medium for delivery to the home." Is this sentence correct? Should I delete the comma? Pls help. Thanks.

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    Re: How do I rewrite this sentence?

    Either delete the comma or keept it. If you keep it, move the subject, like this,

    With the global distribution of the product, a new medium emerges for delivery to the home.

    Note, "With", in that context, is short for Along with,

    [Along] with the global distribution of the product. . . .

    Is that the meaning you want to express?


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    Re: How do I rewrite this sentence?

    Yeah, sounds good. Someone here suggested: "With the global distribution of the product, there emerge a new medium for delivery to the home." Is she right?

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    Re: How do I rewrite this sentence?

    In a way, yes. The main verb "emerge" should be plural: its subject is 'a new medium':

    "With the global distribution of the product, there emerges a new medium for delivery to the home."

    The underlined portion is called an expletive there structure. With that kind of construct, the true subject comes after the verb:

    There (expletive) emerges (verb) a new medium (subject)
    A new medium (subject) emerges (verb)


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    Re: How do I rewrite this sentence?

    Hi! Net was down. Yes, have amended copy according to your suggestion. Thanks.

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