a sentence in which the normal order is inverted or an essential element suspended until the very end: e.g., Out of the house, past the grocery store, through the school yard and down the railroad tracks raced the frightened boy.
A sentence that expresses the main idea at the end. With or without their parents' consent, and whether or not they receive the assignment relocation they requested, they are determined to get married.
A Periodic Sentence (also called a Period) is a sentence that is not grammatically complete until its end. Periodicity is accomplished by the use of parallel phrases or clauses at the opening or by the use of dependent clauses preceding the independent clause; that is, the kernel of thought contained in the subject/verb group appears at the end of a succession of modifiers. It is the opposite of a nuclear sentence.