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    basically, i was looking through a guide a while ago and it said inverted syntax was used in the text. are there any effects of using this device?
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    is there ever an effect of using inverted syntax? i can give an example if needed
    Example please very few constructions can be said to have a "general effect" without context.
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    (Original post by Sonechka)
    Example please very few constructions can be said to have a "general effect" without context.
    i'm not too sure if this is inverted syntax, but towards the end of an inspector calls [apologies if you don't know the text], sheila says "and it frightens me the way you talk" i researched the device a little, but i'm unsure as to whether it is an inverted syntax or not.

    if so, could this demonstrate anything about her character? or am i being far fetched?
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    i'm not too sure if this is inverted syntax, but towards the end of an inspector calls [apologies if you don't know the text], sheila says "and it frightens me the way you talk" i researched the device a little, but i'm unsure as to whether it is an inverted syntax or not.

    if so, could this demonstrate anything about her character? or am i being far fetched?
    Hm, I wouldn't call that inverted syntax because there is still a S-V-O phrase ("it frightens me"); the difference is that the subject is specified later on in the sentence rather than just being left as "it." Inverted syntax would be something like "In a way that frightens me, you talk."
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    (Original post by Sonechka)
    Hm, I wouldn't call that inverted syntax because there is still a S-V-O phrase ("it frightens me"; the difference is that the subject is specified later on in the sentence rather than just being left as "it." Inverted syntax would be something like "In a way that frightens me, you talk."
    okay, thank you so much!
 
 
 
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