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Hello,

 

Normal sentence : The man who is contented is happy.

Inverted sentence : 1.  Happy is the man who is contented.

 

                                    2 . Happy the man who is contented is.

 

Is sentence number 2 correct?

 

Can someone help me I'd appreciate it.

asked Apr 06 at 19:58 Eun Ree New member

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Only if you are Yoda.  This thought is equating happiness with contentment.  There are many ways to write this, but your #2 is very awkward.

 

Happy is the man who is contented.

Contented is the man who is happy.

 A happy man is a contented man.

 A contented man is a happy man.

link comment answered Apr 07 at 14:34 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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