[Grammar] fronted adverbials and subject position

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bester

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I need to put adverbials in fronted position.

a/Tom was running to the shop.
b/The dog barked and then it lay on the sofa.

my version:

a/The the shop, Tom was running. ; is it correct?

and I have no guess on the b.

pls help.
 

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I need to put adverbials in fronted position.

a/Tom was running to the shop.
b/The dog barked and then it lay on the sofa.

my version:

a/The the shop, Tom was running. ; is it correct?

and I have no guess on the b.

pls help.

Is this homework?
 

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Nope. Reviewing to an exam. But some time passed and can't recall it.
 

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a/ To the shop was running Tom.
b/ The dog barked and then on the sofa it lay.
 

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a/ To the shop was running Tom.
b/ The dog barked and then on the sofa it lay.
Both of these are very unnatural indeed.
 

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I need to put adverbials in fronted position. Why?

a/Tom was running to the shop.
b/The dog barked and then it lay on the sofa.

Why have you chosen these two sentences — neither of which lends itself to having its adverbials fronted?

Read more about this here.

Rover
 
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