there it remains

The difference between “it remains there” and “there it remains” is mainly in the word order and the emphasis.

“It remains there” is a normal sentence with the subject “it” followed by the verb “remains” and the adverb “there”. It means that something continues to exist or stay in a certain place.

“There it remains” is an inverted sentence with the adverb “there” at the beginning, followed by the subject “it” and the verb “remains”. It means the same thing as “it remains there”, but it puts more emphasis on the place where something remains.


The phrase “there it remains” means that something continues to exist or stay in the same place or condition.

  1. The virophage integrates into the host cell genome. There it remains silent; the cells survive, and no virophage particles are produced.
  2. DNA plasmid is deposited into the cytoplasm and traffics to the nucleus. There it remains dormant unless the cell has transcription factors active that will bind to our promoter.
  3. Internal resources retrieve it but don’t delete the file, so there it remains.
  4. The conversation has long tottered over this line, and there it remains stalled.
  5. When the RNA of a retrovirus translates itself back into the DNA, there it remains, moving forward as an endogenous retrovirus (ERV).
  6. While oysters are famously immobile, once an oyster finds its rock, there it remains. They do have a powerful muscle that opens and shuts its gnarly shell.