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    Smile well he may

    * He treads like a conqueror! And well he may.*

    'well' comes before 'he' in the above sentence.
    I think it's a inversion. but I don't understand the word order.
    because I think that verb or modal verb comes before subject in a inversion.
    Could you expalin the word order of 'well he may'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: well he may

    You have to consider the source. That quote sounds like something Shakespeare wrote. In that case, it is appropriately written.


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