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A Model Sentence from
Clytie, the Heliotrope
Adapted from Ovid

     The subject does not have to appear before the verb -- it can come after it, or betwen parts of the verb phrase, as in the following two sentences from "Clytie, the Heliotrope":

Thus was she changed into a flower.
In vain were her sorrow and tears, for Apollo regarded her not.
Note that a modifier of some sort precedes the verb; otherwise, the sentence turns into either a question: "Was she changed into a flower?" or into nonsense: "Were her sorrow and tears ...."????

Write five sentences that are not questions in which the subject follows at least part of the verb.