SVA Rule #6. 

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

Outstanding was the visit to the grave by Austrian officials and ten German mayors.

 Example #12. 

Find the main subject and verb by removing the adjective.

 Radioactivity is generally not considered harmful when people are exposed to it at low levels for brief periods, but less clear are its long-term effects.

 

Click to see the correct answer Radioactivity is generally not considered harmful when people are exposed to it at low levels for brief periods, but less clear are its long-term effects.

 

 Example #13. 

Perhaps even more striking are the conditions in the North Italian Plains.

  1. NO CHANGE
  2. is the conditions in the North Italian Plains
  3. the conditions in the North Italian Plains are
  4. the conditions in the North Italian Plains is

 

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