SVA Rule #5. 

Sometimes a sentence begins with an adverbial expression of place without comma; in this structure, the normal word order (or syntax) of a sentence is reversed so that the prepositional phrase appears at the beginning of a sentence, followed by the verb and then subject, always in that order.

Here comes the bus.

Down the hill rolled the children.

Round the corner came the knights

On the TV stood a peculiar figurine

On the table was all the money we had lost.

 Example #10. 

Find the main subject and verb by removing the adverbial expression of place.

 There goes Sally.

Round the corner was a nice café.

On the doorstep was a box of chocolates.

Round the corner arrived the inspector.

Along the Loup Canal in Nebraska extend parks, lakes, and trails owned and operated by the Loup power district.

 

Click to see the correct answer There goes Sally.
Round the corner was a nice café.
On the doorstep was a box of chocolates.
Round the cornearrived the inspector.
Along the Loup Canal in Nebraska extend parks, lakes, and trails owned and operated by the Loup power district.

 

 Example #11. 

On the doorstep were a bunch of flowers

  1. NO CHANGE
  2. was a bunch of flowers
  3. a bunch of flowers was
  4. a bunch of flowers were

 

Click to see the correct answer The correct answer is choice B.