The surprising flexibility of Spanish sentences
English sentence structure is not completely set in stone, but it’s far more rigid than that of Spanish.
English speakers say “I go to the movie theater,” and in more poetic fashion may come up with something like “To the movie theater I go.” The latter is far less common, however, and in speech seems either strained or humorous.
In Spanish, such shuffling of the elements of a sentence is far more common, rendering the following possibilities in normal speech:
Yo voy al cine.
Al cine voy yo.
Al cine yo voy.
Voy yo al cine.
Yo al cine voy.
Voy al cine.
Al cine voy.
The important thing, when constructing a Spanish sentence, is to maintain the entire grammatical unit intact as you shuffle the elements of the sentence around. The words al cine stay together, no matter what permutation or combination of the sentence elements you select.