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Topic: What's the rule for inverting the complement/obect's placement?
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:02:32 PM
You know whom I am wrote:
Breads Bread, I gave them - I gave them breads bread

Weird food, people were eating

Many sick people, they brought me.

I don't know whether or not the comma is necessary to set off the sentences and don't know if my examples are right since I haven't studied this topic so far.

In written English, the object is never placed first like this. In speech, you may occasionally hear the object placed first for emphasis (e.g. "Some rusty old nails, he offered me!"), but even this is rare.

You know whom I am wrote:
It also works with prepositions:

E.G.: In the first example, I gave a few more details - I gave a few more details in the first example.

At the place we were, I told her I loved her.

Yes, it is perfectly OK to place an adverbial phrase/clause first. This is very commonly done.

You know whom I am wrote:
Would you know this topic's name? I'm pretty much interested in learning it.

You could look up "word order", "order of phrases", "sentence structure", or something like that.
Topic: Noun clauses
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:12:46 PM
You know whom I am wrote:
however, would you say it is over-formal?

Yes, definitely. Not only over-formal, but also very awkward. An acceptable 'formal' version would be:

Whom I trusted doesn't matter.
Topic: Noun clauses
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 11:34:10 PM
You know whom I am wrote:
In whom I trusted doesn't matter.

Can noun clauses be used that way? with prepositions in the beginning.

It is not grammatically wrong to do so, but it sounds very unnatural.
Topic: double consonant game.
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 6:47:41 PM
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 6:43:52 PM
Topic: Die of a death
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:54:14 PM
Joe Kim wrote:
1. You will die of a very quick death.
2. You will die a very quick death.

Which is correct?

The second one.

"Die of" is used with a cause of death, e.g. die of cold, die of starvation.
Topic: on or in
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:48:28 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
I am on/in chapter 12 of the book I am reading.

Which is the correct preposition?

Here we would normally say "I am on Chapter 12".
Topic: Is it a complex sentence?
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:46:41 PM
Yes, it is an (incomplete) complex sentence.
Topic: Could these sentences be misunderstood?
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:37:50 PM
TheParser wrote:
I shall now timidly suggest some ideas for No. 1.

a. It is NOT a noun clause, in my OPINION.
b. It is actually an adjective/relative clause, I THINK.
c. In other words, the clause refers to a noun in that sentence.
d. That noun is "understood" by native speakers.
e. I think (repeat: think) that your first sentence is actually a shorter way to say: "Maria will tell you the time/hour/day when David gets home."

I personally think that "when David gets home" in No. 1 is a noun clause. Consider:

"Maria will tell you when David gets home and what he brings."

"What he brings" is clearly a noun clause (there cannot be an omitted noun here, unless you change "what" to "which" or "that"), so I think "when David gets home" is also a noun clause.
Topic: Generally Good Game
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:41:21 PM
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