As I understand it, you would rarely say 'the choice fell on [somebody]'. What is a more natural way to put a chosen thing or person at the end of the sentence (as an object) in order to emphasize it?

  • There's nothing "un-native" about the phrase as it stands. If anything at all, on could become to. But that's minor. Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 13:43
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  • choice fell on (somebody)

This is perfectly native and used widely, although I am a non-native speaker, I have heard this a lot of times. So you can definitely use this phrasing.


The simplest way would be a direct active verb

(A person) chose somebody.

This places the chosen "somebody" at the end of the sentence. Of course it does require you to mention the person doing the choosing as the subject.

  • That's exactly the problem with this option. I want to leave out the actor (is it 'actor'? the one who acts, performs an action; all I know it's not 'subject' or 'agent') Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 5:08

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