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    Inverted order.

    Since I'm not very familiar with inverted order, I have a question. Which one of the sentences below are in inverted order?

    A) Under her bed was a pile of old shoes.

    B) The new desk is too large for the small office.

    C) During the past year, many storms battered the old cabin.

    D) The telephone in the kitchen rings loudly.

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    Re: Inverted order.

    The phrase under the bed tells us where the pile of old shoes is located. under the bed is a prepositional phrase and it modifies the noun phrase a pile of old shoes. Usually prepositional phrases occur after the word or phrase that it modifies. Like this,

    Ex: A pile of old shoes was under the bed.

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