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    #1

    Talking Sentence relations

    Can anyone explains in sentence relations why sentence 1 is perfectly acceptable, but sentence 2 is less so.

    1. Solitaire is a kind of card game.

    2. A kind of card game is Solitaire.



    thx


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    Re: Sentence relations

    Quote Originally Posted by mrlocom View Post
    Can anyone explains in sentence relations why sentence 1 is perfectly acceptable, but sentence 2 is less so.

    1. Solitaire is a kind of card game.

    2. A kind of card game is Solitaire.

    thx
    I'd say that it is simply an unnatural word order for English.

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    #3

    Re: Sentence relations

    I imagined in spoken English you could use either....


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    Re: Sentence relations

    #2 would be acceptable as "One kind of card game".

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