[Lingtyp] Subject-verb inversion with transitive verbs

Christian Lehmann christian.lehmann at uni-erfurt.de
Sun Apr 12 17:13:53 UTC 2020

Am 12.04.20 um 19:10 schrieb Ernei Ribeiro:
> Christian, the definition of subject-verb inversion is “subject-verb 
> inversion occurs when both SV and VS orders are possible in 
> declarative sentences.” As mentioned earlier, the verb must be 
> transitive and the subject must be referential (non-impersonal).
The definition may be sufficient. However, as you may have seen on the 
webpage referenced, no inversion is involved there.

Best, Christian


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