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word order #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:58 am   word order
 

"Usually before performance, the clowns were sent out into the circus ring to entertain the audience."
Is the word order in the sentence OK?
If not please correct them.
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word order #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:17 am   word order
 

An article is needed before 'performance', otherwise it's passable. However, I'd prefer this order:
Usually the clowns were sent out into the circus ring to entertain the audience before a/the performance.
It's more logical and natural.
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