In Duolingo, I faced the following sentence:
Er ist schön, obwohl er alt ist.
What I don’t understand is why the verb is before the adjective in the first part of the sentence (ist schön) and behind it in the second part (alt ist). Is it correct? What is the reason for such a reordering?
Can I use the same word order in both parts of the sentence? For instance:
Er ist schön, obwohl er ist alt.
Or is this word order totally wrong in German or changes the meaning?