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    -To him also goes the credit of being the precursor of the English novel.

    -I'm a lot more patient with children than is my sister.

    -In front of the window is sitting a wild cat.

    Could you please check out the sentences if they are OK or not?

    thanks.

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    Default Re: inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    -To him also goes the credit for writing/producing the precursor of the English novel.

    -I'm a lot more patient with children than is my sister.

    -In front of the window is sitting a wild cat.

    Could you please check out the sentences if they are OK or not?

    thanks.
    It's normally credit for, not of. Also, a person cannot be the precursor of a novel.
    The other 2 sentences are grammatically correct, although the second one would normally miss out the "is" in common usage, and the third one would more normally be expressed as "A wild cat is sitting in front of the window".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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