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USAGE: English word order

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Friday, May 19, 2006, 12:25
On 5/19/06, Michael Adams <michael.adams1@...> wrote:
> Does English have times when it is > > OVS,
"Favour found they in his eyes"
> SVO,
"I like cheese" This is the basic word order in English.
> and VSO
Can't think of one, but wouldn't be surprised if you could pull it off in poetry.
> and other forms?
In poetry, possibly. "Till death do us part" might be considered SOV, for example. "Three cheers he gave" is OSV. In colloquial spoken language, orders other than SVO are probably rarer and rather marked. This has what to do with Star Trek? Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>