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Confusing rule about subject-verb agreement?

I am currently working through "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" by Jane Straus. In the section on subject-verb agreement the author describes a rule for sentences that begin with "there"... more


Why put the verb before the subject?

The opening sentence to *The Hobbit* by J.R.R. Tolkien reads, In a hole in the ground there lived [verb] a hobbit [subject]. I wonder if there are accepted stylistic purposes for such a structure.... more

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