The standard clause pattern for English: subject + verb (+ object or adverbial). Atypical is when that pattern changes:
A wholly atypical sentence reads this way:
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''With this answer, Halevy's presence (and his apparent readiness to say anything at all, as if factual matters were a thing of barter, or of haggling in a souk) were not so disorienting, Time's whole position fell, perhaps not for the first time, to smithereens.''
The amount of time one spends trying to make sense of this ...
Source: BOOKS OF THE TIMES - New York Times