I've seen some usages like this:

You've got there some really nice thing, you've got there.

He is a big jerk, he is.

Or something like that. I don't have an actual example right now, sadly, but I remember there was a verb at the beginning of the sentence and the same verb was repeated at the end.

Have you ever come across something like that? Can you point me to some sources where I can learn more about that?

Edit: I believe my question is different from the one suggested as I'm talking about usages where the verb itself is repeated, not the "do/would" in their place.

Edit2: So I guess my question is twofold: 1. Is that correct English/does anyone use it like that? (You've already answered that one.) 2. Any materials sources about this usage so I can learn when and how to use it correctly?

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    @Araucaria Great minds think alike. :-)
    – user140086
    Jan 17, 2016 at 16:52
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    @WS2 Similar possibly to that excellent question, but not a dupe, I don't think. Reason being that we expect to be able to make Adjuncts out of adverb phrases, but not from finite declarative clauses. :) Jan 17, 2016 at 16:52
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    @Araucaria: Good point. Now that you mention it, I do think the "inverted" form sounds more "Northern". But that might just be because it sounds a bit more "dialectal" (read, "colloquial, uneducated"). I tend to classify all "non-Estuary English" dialects as Northern unless I'm forced to acknowledge it as specifically, say, West Country dialect. Jan 17, 2016 at 17:35
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    @Araucaria: Oh, I agree that is would often be somewhat "child-like". But to me, is that has connotations of being a bit "antiquated" (usages that were once "normal" often survive only as dialect). It reminds me of Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he. That's to say, somewhat medieval syntax. Jan 17, 2016 at 17:44

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I’m pretty sure I’ve heard thinks like that. Generally it sounds as though you repeat the verb for emphasis, as if to say, you can rest assured that’s the truth.

I’ve come across these passages in Kipling’s Plain Tales from the Hills. Kipling is reporting the characters’ speech, and in this case I think the repetition is Kipling’s own sarcastic voice. The following is from The Other Man. Schreiderling is an obnoxious man:

[Schreiderling] always prided himself on speaking his mind, did Shreiderling.

He always set great store on speaking his mind, did Shreiderling.

This one is from A Friend’s Friend. Jevon is Kipling’s guest at a ball, and he is hopelessly drunk:

But Jevon wasn’t going; not he. He knew what was good for him, he did; and he wasn’t going to be dictated to by any loconial nigger-driver, he wasn’t; and I was the friend who had formed his infant mind and brought him up to buy Benares brassware and fear God, so I was; and we would have many more blazing good drunks together, so we would;

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