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    Default inversion question

    Consider these example:
    "Out came the boy..."
    "Out she came..."

    Why does the first sentence put the subject after the verb and yet the second one does the exact opposite? Someone explain it to me please.

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    Default Re: inversion question

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    "Out came the boy..."....."Out she came..."

    Why does the first sentence put the subject after the verb and yet the second one does the exact opposite?
    We treat nouns and pronouns differently here, as we do in other cases, for example:

    He piched his book up.
    He picked up his book.
    He picked it up.
    He picked up it.. X

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    Also

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