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'With no man more than Pope are such personal considerations relevant and cogent.'

-History of English Literature, by Edward Albert

Why are is used prior to the subject 'such personal constructions relevant and cogent'. I know 'Fronting', where we move prepositional phrase at the start of the sentence to create emphasis. But can we do the same thing with verbs too?

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Because that's how the construction works. When a phrase is moved to the start of the sentence for emphasis, the verb has to change its place as well.

Only in [this region] can you see such spectacular scenery.

Only in the country do I feel at peace.

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