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    Smile Emphasis at the end of a sentence

    Dear teachers,

    I have found something, but I don't know whether it is correct.
    When an adjective modifying a noun needs to be emphasized, can I shift it to the end of the sentence ? just like the following sentences.

    1.
    From this:
    After all my intense care in packing them, the broken ceramics arrived.
    change to:
    After all my intense care in packing them, the ceramics arrived broken.

    2.
    From this:
    Many visitors were left unsupervised in the castle.
    change to:
    Many visitors were left in the castle unsupervised.

    I am much obliged to you for your guidance.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Emphasis at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have found something, but I don't know whether it is correct.
    When an adjective modifying a noun needs to be emphasized, can I shift it to the end of the sentence ? just like the following sentences.

    1.
    From this:
    After all my intense care in packing them, the broken ceramics arrived.
    change to:
    After all my intense care in packing them, the ceramics arrived broken.
    You can't change 1. to 2. because 1. means a different thing. It implies that the ceramics were broken before/while you packed them.
    2. is the sentence you would use if you want to say that they were broken during transport.


    2.
    From this:
    Many visitors were left unsupervised in the castle.
    change to:
    Many visitors were left in the castle unsupervised.
    Are those visitors still being left unsupervised in the castle?! Something really needs to be done about this. Castles aren't run the way they used to be!


    I am much obliged to you for your guidance.

    Thanks.
    R

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