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    Default fronted adverbials and subject position

    I need to put adverbials in fronted position.

    a/Tom was running to the shop.
    b/The dog barked and then it lay on the sofa.

    my version:

    a/The the shop, Tom was running. ; is it correct?

    and I have no guess on the b.

    pls help.

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    Default Re: fronted adverbials and subject position

    Quote Originally Posted by bester View Post
    I need to put adverbials in fronted position.

    a/Tom was running to the shop.
    b/The dog barked and then it lay on the sofa.

    my version:

    a/The the shop, Tom was running. ; is it correct?

    and I have no guess on the b.

    pls help.
    Is this homework?

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    Default Re: fronted adverbials and subject position

    Nope. Reviewing to an exam. But some time passed and can't recall it.

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    Default Re: fronted adverbials and subject position

    NOT A TEACHER

    a/ To the shop was running Tom.
    b/ The dog barked and then on the sofa it lay.

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    Default Re: fronted adverbials and subject position

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    a/ To the shop was running Tom.
    b/ The dog barked and then on the sofa it lay.
    Both of these are very unnatural indeed.

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    Default Re: fronted adverbials and subject position

    Quote Originally Posted by bester View Post
    I need to put adverbials in fronted position. Why?

    a/Tom was running to the shop.
    b/The dog barked and then it lay on the sofa.
    Why have you chosen these two sentences — neither of which lends itself to having its adverbials fronted?

    Read more about this here.

    Rover

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