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Grammar Basics: What Is the Correct Word Order in English?

Updated on
December 23, 2020
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Grammar Basics: What Is the Correct Word Order in English?

Word order in English is fixed for most speaking and writing.

In English, sentences start with a subject and are immediately followed by a verb. In questions, this order is switched.

She is a friend.
Is she a friend?

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