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navi tasan

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Are these sentences correct:
1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
2-Into the room went a cat.
3-Out of the room it ran.
 

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They look correct to me. :D
 
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tdol said:
They look correct to me. :D


They're correct, but do you think the word order is typical?

1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
2-Into the room went a cat.
3-Out of the room it ran.


1. A mouse ran out of the room.

2. A cat went into the room.

3. It ran out of the room.
 

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Less common, but perfectly acceptable in BE. :shock:
 
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I wasn't questioning whether or not they were acceptable. Of course, they're perfectly acceptable in AE as well. :shock:


Would you venture out so far as to call them inversions?
 
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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:
1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
2-Into the room went a cat.
3-Out of the room it ran.

The word order here is more typical of poetry than of prose.

:)Fade-col:)
 

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Thanks TDOL, Talkdown and Gwen.
 

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They're inertions of a sort as the complement is moved. :eek:
 

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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:
1-Out of the room ran a mouse.
2-Into the room went a cat.
3-Out of the room it ran.

They are grammatical but unusual.
 
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