Why is this sentence grammatically correct?


In no respect can he be looked upon as a good husband. 


Why is "can" placed before "he"? please help


Also, wouldn't the sentence be grammatically correct if "he" was placed before "can". 

In no respect  he can be looked upon as a good husband. 

grammatically asked May 28 '12 at 12:17 Allen Hsu New member

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When a sentence begins with a prepositional phrase (in no respect), the subject - verb order is inverted. He (subject) interrupts the verb phrase ( can be looked). It just sounds better with can he be looked. The helping verb CAN is before the subject because of the introductory prep. Phrase

link comment answered May 28 '12 at 18:29 smsretiree New member

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