Can the object of a transitive verb come before?

For example: She knocked on the farmhouse door.

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2016

Answer:

While it is very uncommon, there are a few examples when the object can come before the verb.

Explanation:

As noted above, the object of a transitive verb almost always comes after the verb; but here are a few couple counter examples:

(#color(blue)("transitive verb")# in blue; #color(red)("object")# in red).

"#color(red)("Hello")#", he #color(blue)("said")#.

#color(red)("The pigs")#, I #color(blue)("put")# in their pen; #color(red)("the horse")#, I #color(blue)("loosed")# to the meadow; and, #color(red)("the children")#, I #color(blue)("tucked")# into bed.