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    Word Order in a Sentence

    The word order in a sentence can be changed without affecting meaning of the sentence.

    I just like to know which of the following sentences are grammatically correct.

    Original sentence: "He is going to church."

    1. To church he is going.

    2. To church is he going.

    3. To church going he is.

    4. Going to church he is. (Sounds like Yoda, but is it grammatically correct?)

    I think 3 is wrong. What about the rest? Thanks.

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    Re: Word Order in a Sentence

    They are all unnatural.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Word Order in a Sentence

    Number 1 may sound unnatural but is it "grammatically correct"?

    "To church he is going"

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    Re: Word Order in a Sentence

    "The word order in a sentence can be changed without affecting meaning of the sentence."
    This is wrong, if you are implying that this can usually happen. English is only a lightly inflected language, and meaning depends heavily on word order in general. Your sentences are ungrammatical because your premise is wrong.

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    Re: Word Order in a Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tianung View Post
    Number 1 may sound unnatural but is it "grammatically correct"?
    No.

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