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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116807: Inversions
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    Inversions


    Structures involving inversions are used in formal language to create emphasis.

     

    They are normally used after a negative phrase placed at the beginning of a sentence.

     

    e.g.: Not only did they express their disagreement, but they also left the room.

    Exercise: Rephrase the following sentences using emphatic structures involving inversion.



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    1. They had hardly started the meeting when the manager received a message. the meeting when the manager received a message.

    2. She rarely allowed strangers to enter her house. strangers to enter her house.

    3. I have never witnessed such display of rage! such display of rage!

    4. One seldom realizes how short life is. how short life is.

    5. Thomas little knew what the future held in store for him. what the future held in store for him.

    6. Her brother not only paid her debt, but he also bought a new house for her. her debt, but he also bought a new house for her.

    7. You should on no account provide any confidential information to a stranger. any confidential information to a stranger.

    8. He understood only then what he had missed. what he had missed.

    9. He had no sooner resigned than he received a better job offer. than he received a better job offer.

    10. You seldom meet such friendly people. such friendly people.









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