Posted by ESC on May 22, 2001
In Reply to: New information posted by K Yone on May 22, 2001
: Hi again!
: I understand that new information tends to go to the last part of sentence. However, an adverb (phrase) may have new information when it is used at the beginning of the sentence. Does 'out of all the lies' have new information in sentence 1? How about sentence 2? I wonder what is the difference between these following sentences?
: 1. Out of all the lies comes one great and simple truth.
: 2. One great and simple truth comes out of all the lies.
: I appreciate for your help.
: K Yone
No. 1 just sounds better. More elegant. That's the only explanation I can give. Good writers learn the rules and then sometimes break the rules.