The verb before noun

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zhagnxupage

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I was reading some books and some poems. I found that sometimes the author put the verb before the subject, just like:

He saw the elephant, was he scared.

Why can he do that?
 
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Anglika

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Can you indicate what you mean by "verb before the noun". It is normal to have verbs in front of nouns.
 

Anglika

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In your sentence above:

He = subject
saw = verb
the elephant = object.

The full sentence is incorrect in that Was he scared is either question OR it is a rhetorical question, and it should have been divided from the first part with a full stop or a semi-colon. Either way the grammatical structure of that part is correct for a question.
 
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