Hi, I just read the following sentence from a novel:
The person saying this was a man on a nearly sinking ship. I can tell what he said was trying to exclaim the great joy to welcome the containership's timely rescue, but I don't get why the inversion was used in this text. Is it a way of writing the novelist using deliberately?Within seconds, a voice boomed through the amplifiers. "To the captain and crew of the containership, are we ever glad to see you."