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Inversions With
Negative
Adverbs
Sometimes it is
possible to place
adverbs at the
beginning of a
sentence.
This indicates a
stronger
emphasis on the
action.
The structure
always
changes. This
change is called
inversion.
The VERB comes
before the
SUBJECT. The verb
which is placed before
the subject is an
Auxiliary verb.
negative adverb
+ auxilary verb +
subject + main
verb +
complement.
The teacher
seldom lets the
class out early.
Seldom does the
teacher let the
class out early.
We will be able to
accomplish this
great task only by
hard work.
Only by hard
work will we be
able to accomplish
this great task.
We have never
seen him so
pleased before.
Never before
have we seen him
so pleased.
They hardly ever
make serious
mistakes.
Hardly ever do
they make serious
mistakes.
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  1. 1. Inversions With Negative Adverbs
  2. 2. Sometimes it is possible to place adverbs at the beginning of a sentence.
  3. 3. This indicates a stronger emphasis on the action.
  4. 4. The structure always changes. This change is called inversion.
  5. 5. The VERB comes before the SUBJECT. The verb which is placed before the subject is an Auxiliary verb.
  6. 6. negative adverb + auxilary verb + subject + main verb + complement.
  7. 7. The teacher seldom lets the class out early.
  8. 8. Seldom does the teacher let the class out early.
  9. 9. We will be able to accomplish this great task only by hard work.
  10. 10. Only by hard work will we be able to accomplish this great task.
  11. 11. We have never seen him so pleased before.
  12. 12. Never before have we seen him so pleased.
  13. 13. They hardly ever make serious mistakes.
  14. 14. Hardly ever do they make serious mistakes.

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