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    Inversion with "chase"

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    - The dog is chasing a cat under the table.
    inverted
    - Under the table is the dog (which is) chasing a cat.
    Is it all right, please?

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    Re: Inversion with "chase"

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hello!
    - The dog is chasing a cat under the table.
    inverted
    - Under the table is the dog (which is) chasing a cat.
    Is it all right, please?
    The second version does not work for me.

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    Re: Inversion with "chase"

    Hi, I'm just curious as to make this sentence into inversion;

    Does "Chaising a cat is the dog under the table." make sense?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hetzer View Post

    Does "Chaising a cat is the dog under the table." make sense
    No. And it's chasing, not chaising.

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    Re: Inversion with "chase"

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hello!
    - The dog is chasing a cat under the table.
    inverted
    - Under the table is the dog (which is) chasing a cat.
    Is it all right, please?
    You can't invert the sentence without disambiguating the meaning first.
    Are both the dog and the cat under the table, with the dog chasing the cat? - 1. Or are neither under the table, with the dog attempting to make the cat go under the table? -2.
    Both readings are possible.
    1. "Under the table, the dog is chasing the cat." 2. "Under the table is the place to which the dog is trying to chase the cat."
    But neither reads naturally.

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    Re: Inversion with "chase"

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hello!
    - The dog is chasing a cat under the table.
    inverted
    - Under the table is the dog (which is) chasing a cat.
    Is it all right, please?
    In this case, I think the best thing to do with is to invert the sentence by doing two clauses separated by comma.


    Under the table, the dog is chasing a cat.

    I hope it's helpful. :)

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