In the bold sentence below, I can't find the subject, and I think it's not a inverted sentence. I don't know if it's right?

Particularly relevant to the present work is the recent paper of Verdun et al., where quantum learning of parametrised unitary operations is carried out coherently.

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    There is a reverse subject.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 14:47
  • Yes, Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 16:53

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The recent paper of Verdun et al is particularly relevant to the present work, where [rest of clause].

  • subject phrase: The recent paper of Verdun et al
  • subject: paper

This sentence's order has been reversed in order to emphasize the idea of "being particularly relevant". This technique is generally only used with the verb be.

  • The tree on the hill is especially interesting to us.

can be:

  • Especially interesting to us is the tree on the hill.

Here is a technical explanation of this reversal, also known as anastrophe:



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