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Your reasoning is correct. A possible reason for writing the sentence as it was, is that with a list like this, it's common to first state the definition of the list, and the list itself is put at the end. In your rewritten sentence, I'm first reading a list of words and I have no idea what the author wants to say about them (other than that they're all ...


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As Lambie noted, "at home" is not an idiomatic choice, but assuming you mean "the last in the house" and want to focus on word order: As is often the case, both constructions are possible, and will shift the focus slightly. I have eaten the last orange in the house. In literal terms, this puts the focus on "me" as the subject ...


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These are rather unidiomatic. Better would be I wasted a total of 100 dollars in that game. The redundant phrase "a total of" serves to emphasise the amount, and perhaps indicates that perhaps you didn't lose the money in one play. You are including all the times you played the games. Similarly "a total of 100 people in the queue" would ...


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