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    word order

    Hi,
    Can I say
    During the Restoration took place two great calamities

    Can the subject preceed the verb in the affirmative sentence like in this case or should I say During the Restoration two great calamities took place

    can I use the verb took place or would synonims like happen or occur be more appropriate

    Sorry, I have problem with the key of the question mark....
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    Re: word order

    I would say:
    During the Restoration, two major calamities occurred.
    or
    During the Restoration, there occurred two major calamities.

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