Withholding the Verb – NY Times

Not a grumble but a good illustration of a tendency of English (or perhaps just me?) to prefer a more immediate main verb to one that is withheld. It is as if the sentence can’t start from a comprehension / euphony standpoint until we get to the verb and can, so to speak, move on. (Am I completely off base here?)

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