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Post by hanuman_2000 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:13 am

Hello,

1. What a piece of work is man!

Is the above sentence correct?

In my opinion, It should be 'What a piece of work man is!'

In spite of its structure, I am not able to understand the meaning of the sentence.

Could you please explain the meaning of it?

Thanks.

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Post by Alan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:53 am

Yes, your suggested version would be the standard word order.

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