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    Question leaving out 'it' or 'there'

    I believe I have read sentences where 'it' or 'there' were left out, eg 'On the table was a book. Now - can you also say this: In the contract was written that ... I don't understand the rules behind this.

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    Re: leaving out 'it' or 'there'

    I wouldn't; it's OK to drop there in the table example, but in your example, was is an auxiliary verb and it doesn't work for me.

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