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    "admits the headteacher"



    "Some governors, admits the headteacher, Vic Goddard, have worried about the wisdom of this. "One governor said he wondered whether mentioning bullying so often was a mistake Ė would people think it was more of a problem here because I keep talking about it?"

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    Isnít the basic order for the main parts of a sentence; "Subject-Verb-Object?" Why does admit in the underlined part precede the headteacher?

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    Re: "admits the headteacher"

    "This is not uncommon," said 5jj, "when the speech word follows the words spoken.
    "You often see it," added Dr Postule.

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    Re: "admits the headteacher"

    It's okay. The sentence makes sense.

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    Re: "admits the headteacher"

    Welcome to the forums, BRKsays.

    Your answer is fine, but please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.


    Thank you.

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