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Hello.

Beneath the layer found are some of the most valuable natural resources.

Is this sentence correct? Do I need a comma between layer and found?

Thanks
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Hi,

Beneath the layer found are some of the most valuable natural resources.

Is this sentence correct? Do I need a comma between layer and found? No, it's OK. But it obviouly needs to be part of a larger context.


Best wishes, Clive
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Beneath the layer found are some of the most valuable natural resources.

I think it's OK, but I would like a comma, or otherwise when first parsing, one could think the above represents either of:

Beneath the layer, found are some of the most valuable natural resources.
Beneath the layer found, are some of the most valuable natural resources.
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Hi,

Beneath the layer found are some of the most valuable natural resources.

I wonder if the writer really meant to say

Beneath the layer are found some of the most valuable natural resources.

That seems a more likely meaning and phrasing to me.

bBst wishes, Clive

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I don't think there can be any misunderstanding, Marius.

The first version is grammatically fallacious: the only inversion possible in English is with the finite form jumping over the subject; hence 'found are' looks like a mistake.

I believe that only the second version is correct; therefore, no comma is necessary. Moreover, the comma would tell negatively on the integrity of the sentence.

Slava