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    #1

    Inversion

    Hi, Teacher


    I'm discussing English grammar "Inversion" with my Korean friends.

    Ex. A man sat under a tree. ---> Under a tree sat a man. (o)

    A man was sitting under a tree. ----> Under a tree was sitting a man. (x)


    I think "sat" can be used but "was sitting" can't in the inversion sentence form above.

    Am I right?

    Thanks in advance,
    TTiger

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    Re: Inversion

    I don't see the second as absolutely wrong, though it is not a very likely sentence.

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