“Bring somebody to his knees”

Bring the man who embarrassed your cousin last night in the party of College of Forestry to his knees.

Is it acceptable for the long noun phrase to switch places with the PP to knees?

Bring to knees the man who embarrassed your cousin last night in the party of College of Forestry.

Answer

If you replace the “his”:

Bring to his knees the man who embarrassed your cousin…

Then yes, it’s grammatically correct, but almost never seen that way. It’s generally used to end a clause or sentence forcefully.

You might say that such a powerful phrase… could bring a sentence to its knees.

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