Inversion with conditionals

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  • 1. Inversion  conditional clauses In formal and literary conditional clauses, an auxiliary verb can be put before the subject instead of using if Were she my daughter ... (= If she were my daughter ...) Had I realised what you intended ... (= If I had realised ...) Negatives are not contracted in this case. Had we not spent all our money already, ... (not Hadnt we spent...)