Use of "captive"

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Man_from_India

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India
Which one is correct?
1. I held him captive inside a dingy room.
2. I held captive him inside a dingy room.

I think the first one is correct. My question is if the second version is wrong.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Yes, Man from India, the second one uses an abnormal word order that might be acceptable in a poem but doesn't work in a normal sentence. I held him captive...
     
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