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    inversion

    Which of these is correct:
    1-Beside me stood John Thompson.
    2-Beside me stood John Thomson whom I had known and respected for a very long time.
    3-Beisde me was standing John Thompson.

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    #2
    I think 1 & 2 are correct.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #3

    Re: inversion

    They all look good to me.

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    #4
    I'd put a comma in number 2 before 'whom' as it's a non-restrictive or non-defining clause.

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd put a comma in number 2 before 'whom' as it's a non-restrictive or non-defining clause.
    Good point!

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