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    out of the room

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
    2-Into the room went a cat.
    3-Out of the room it ran.

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    #2
    They look correct to me. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They look correct to me. :D

    They're correct, but do you think the word order is typical?

    1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
    2-Into the room went a cat.
    3-Out of the room it ran.


    1. A mouse ran out of the room.

    2. A cat went into the room.

    3. It ran out of the room.

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    #4
    Less common, but perfectly acceptable in BE.

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    I wasn't questioning whether or not they were acceptable. Of course, they're perfectly acceptable in AE as well.


    Would you venture out so far as to call them inversions?

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    Re: out of the room

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
    2-Into the room went a cat.
    3-Out of the room it ran.
    The word order here is more typical of poetry than of prose.

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    #7
    Thanks TDOL, Talkdown and Gwen.

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    #8
    They're inertions of a sort as the complement is moved. :o

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    Re: out of the room

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
    2-Into the room went a cat.
    3-Out of the room it ran.
    They are grammatical but unusual.

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