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IRREGULARITIES. Adverbs at the beginning of the sentence

Transposition of Adverbs. When an adverb is transposed to the beginning for emphasis, it generally transposes the subject after the verb, but adverbs are sometimes put at the beginning of a sentence without influencing the order of the other words.

“Seldom he smiles.

“For always I am Cæsar.” Ib. i. 2. 212.

“No more that thane of Cawdor shall deceive.

“Of something nearly that concerns yourselves.

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