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    Question "Rumors abounded regarding..." or "Rumors regarding... abounded."


    I have a question regarding the following sentence, which is the fragment of a story I'm working on:

    "Rumors abounded regarding the rapid deterioration in the relations between the nobility and the military."

    My concern is, whether I can leave abounded in second position, right after Rumors and before the rest of the sentence, or if I have to place it at the very end of the sentence - something like "Rumors regarding... abounded.", as I had mentioned in the thread's title.

    I would also like to know, if the sentence comes off as unnatural and/or stilted. I myself feel rather put off by all the repetitive sounds (all the Rs in the first half and those two '-tion(s)' so close to each other), which is also why I really, really didn't want to say "...abounded about".

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: "Rumors abounded regarding..." or "Rumors regarding... abounded."

    I prefer the original. The longer the sentence, the less advisable it is to separate the two.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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