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    beyond

    And beyond the city rises a range of green hills, on whose slopes roses and sunflowers grow for the Sunday market.

    I don't under the structure. Why it is not "
    And beyond the city, it rises a range of green hills, on whose slopes roses and sunflowers grow for the Sunday market." ?

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    Re: beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    And beyond the city, it rises a range of green hills, on whose slopes roses and sunflowers grow for the Sunday market." ?
    That has two subjects, so it's not right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    I don't under the structure.
    Look up subject-verb inversion. It's fairly common in English.

    Let's move things around a bit.
    1- And beyond the city rises a range of green hills, etc.
    2- And beyond the city, a range of green hills rises, etc.

    Does that help?

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    Re: beyond

    It's clear now. Thanks! Another question is that when should I use subject-verb inversion?

    If I use normal sentence structure, do I need to change the rest part of sentence structure?
    2- And beyond the city, a range of green hills rises, on whose slopes roses and sunflowers grow for the Sunday market.
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    It's clear now. Thanks! Another question is that when should I use subject-verb inversion?

    Take a look at the following:
    http://www.testmagic.com/Knowledge_B.../inversion.htm
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ocus/inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    If I use normal sentence structure, do I need to change the rest part of the sentence structure?
    I don't understand what you mean.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    And beyond the city, a range of green hills rises, on whose slopes roses and sunflowers grow for the Sunday market.
    That's okay.

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