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  1. rainous's Avatar
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    #1

    inversion

    "Underlying these and other attempts to change the subject there was a deep-seated hatred."

    "Underlying these and other attempts to change the subject was a deep-seated hatred."


    Are these sentences both correct?

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    #2

    Re: inversion

    Yes. I think the 'there was' version may be very slightly more common in speech - to make the sentence easier to parse (as Underlying and deep-seated hatred are so far apart (and 'there was' is more obviously related to 'underlying;). But either is fine.

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