I found the following sentence in a Spanish grammar book that I am studying: “Por que es azul el cielo?”
I thought the sentence would be: “Por que el cielo es azul?”
What kind of rule does the first sentence fall under and how would I know when to structure my sentences like that? For example, would this only happen with questions?
In Spanish the order in sentences is quite flexible, so for example we can place the verb before the subject, especially in questions, like this sentence is showing:
¿Por qué es azul el cielo?
You can also say:
¿Por qué es el cielo azul?
¿Por qué el cielo es azul?
This flexibility is not always possible in English, it is a bit more rigid, but in Spanish you can.
There is no specific lesson about order because this topic is very very wide and it always depends on what specific sentence, I'm afraid.
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