I saw the sentence below in a scientific book.

Also found in this book are various strategies to assess patient health factors...

I couldn't understand the "Also found in this book" part. What kind of structure it is?

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    I think you have misquoted: it should be "Also found in this book ...". Google says this passage occurs in Samdani, Amer et al., Neuromuscular Spine Deformity, 2018 Sep 3, 2018 at 13:01
  • Yes, you're right! But I still don't understand. Sep 3, 2018 at 16:44
  • @StoneyBonhiatus How did you get the book name? I mean that sentence could occur in tens of books. Also I copied and pasted the same sentence in Google, but that didn't help very much. Oct 23, 2020 at 20:23
  • @DhanishthaGhosh That was two years ago! but I probably looked in Google Books Oct 25, 2020 at 14:12

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"Also" - conjunctive adverb, connects the idea of the previous sentence, (i.e. "In this book are ideas about potatoes. Also found in this book are potato recipes.")

"found in this book" - adjective phrase, used in this context to describe the subject of the verb "to be"

"are" - present tense, third person, plural conjugation of the verb "to be"

"various strategies to assess patient health factors" - subject phrase, where "strategies" is the specific noun in question and the other specify the kind of strategies

The meaning of the sentence, then, is that: [In addition to any previous sentences about the matter], [various strategies to assess patient health factors] [are] [in the contents of this book].


This is a (somewhat literary) use of inversion, to bring the topic to the prominent position at the front.

A more normal, neutral, word order would be

Various strategies to assess patient health factors are also found in this book

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