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Section 13.3.1

Ordinary Word Order

Ordinary word order places the subject first, followed by the verb, then the indirect and direct objects, if present.

In rural areas of many developing countries, women and children may spend several hours a day collecting wood for cooking or making charcoal, tasks that contribute to deforestation and soil erosion.

--Daniel Kammen, "Cookstoves for the Developing World," Scientific American

Use ordinary word order in declarative sentences and in indirect questions.

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