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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 childrenmay spend several hours a day collecting wood for cooking or makingcharcoal, tasks that contribute to deforestation and soil erosion.

--Daniel Kammen, "Cookstoves for the Developing World," ScientificAmerican

Use ordinary word order in declarative sentences andin indirect questions.

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