Inversions - Faculty of Sciences of Gabes Miss Takoua Becha...

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Faculty of Sciences of Gabes Academic Year: 2011/2012 Miss Takoua Becha Group: LARI3 ...Inversion. .. Inversion involves putting an auxiliary verb before the subject of a clause or inverting the order of certain verbs, like the verb to be, creating a “question format”. We also do this in a number of different situations. It is used to give emphasis or to be rhetorical in more formal situations, like in political speeches, on the news, and also in literature. Some native speakers may also use them occasionally in day-to-day conversation. Negative and restrictive adverbs: In formal English, it is quite common to use inversion after negative adverbial expressions and restrictive words such as only, never, hardly and little……… At no time: e.g. At no time did I say I would accept late homework . Hardly. ... when: This is used to refer to an event that quickly follows another. It is usually used with the past perfect. e.g
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