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Could you tell me what’s wrong in this phrase:

"In this database, there are failed copies of the file."

Is it grammatically correct to write "In this database" at the beggining of a sentence?

Thank you.

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  • Yes, of course. – Robusto Mar 4 '15 at 14:53
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You can keep the original-

  • In this database there are failed copies of the file.

    In this database, there are failed copies of the file.

or can rephrase it to-

  • The failed copies of the file are in this database.
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I think it's fine. Maybe you can drop that comma if you decide to say: "There are failed copies of the file in this database." Otherwise, I believe it's grammatically correct.

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    You can even drop the comma while retaining the original word order. – Lachlan Dominic Mar 4 '15 at 15:32

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