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    "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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    Default 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.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: "admits the headteacher"

    It's okay. The sentence makes sense.

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    Default 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.


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