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I found the following sentence on a BBC Future article that I've read recently. However, I cannot understand the structure of the following sentence. That said, I could just guess the meaning would be "There was a small light revolving around it on the clock face". However,


On the clock face was a small light revolving around it.


Reference:-

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210527-how-unconscious-forces-control-our-actions?ocid=fbfut

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Here's a video on the subject. At 0:30 there's a clock in the upper right corner. The little black dot that circles the center of the clock represents the light mentioned in the article you are reading.

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CJ

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I see nothing else that "it" can refer to, other than the clock face itself. It isn't the greatest sentence ever written.

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