inverted order

noun

Definition of inverted order

: an arrangement of the elements of a sentence (as subject, predicate) that is the reverse of the usual order and is designed to achieve variety or emphasis (as in “among them were the following” “again she called”) or to indicate a question (as in “what does he say”) — compare anastrophe

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“Inverted order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inverted%20order. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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