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    Question Inverted Sentence

    Is inverted sentence below? What does "a Foe" role, is subject or object? Which is the word relevant it this sentence?

    "In Turkish Election, a Foe Recep Erdogan Could Not Beat: Voter Fatigue"


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    Re: Inverted Sentence

    What is the source?

    It sounds like a newspaper headline, and headlines typically aren't actual sentences, nor do they follow the normal rules of grammar.

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    Re: Inverted Sentence

    Object. He could not beat this foe.

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    Re: Inverted Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    What is the source?

    It sounds like a newspaper headline, and headlines typically aren't actual sentences, nor do they follow the normal rules of grammar.
    Yes, it is a newspaper headline. but, which is "a Foe" first not so end sentence? Is this too common?

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    Re: Inverted Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    Yes, it is a newspaper headline. but, why is "a Foe" first not at the end of the sentence? Is this too common?
    You've been told that headlines are not grammatical. That is possibly reason enough.
    English is basically a SVO (Subject, verb, object) language. "Voter Fatigue (subj) was (verb) a Foe (object) [that] Recep Erdogan Could Not Beat. (relative clause complement) "
    But there is a lot of flexibility in English.
    Last edited by Raymott; 10-Jun-2015 at 00:08. Reason: typo - SVO

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