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    Inversion II

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Beside me danced a tall, blond middle-aged woman.
    2-Beside me was dancing a tall, blond middle-aged woman.

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    IMO, I think both work, but the first is better than the second.

    I'd be tempted to put another comma between "blond" and "middle-aged".
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #3
    The past progressive would sound better without the inversion IMO, although it is OK>

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