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Please, help me with these two questions:
First: I've heard the following expression:
Never in all my life have I felt so humiliated!
Is it not supposed that the speaker should have said (following the correct word order in a sentence):
Never in all my life I have felt so humiliated!

Second: Could you, please, friends from EnglishForward explain me the grammar of the following sentence I have listen: "I sure wish I felt better" It's difficult to me to understand the verb structure of the sentence.

And thank you in advance!
Eladio
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Hi Eladio,

The first one is a classic case of inversion. It's usually used with words like hardly, never, or little.

e.g. Little did I know how silly I was.
Never before have I seen him like this.
Hardly had I fallen asleep when the alarm clock started buzzing.
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Eladio,

When a negative adverbial occurs at the beginning, the subject and verb are inverted. This is very consistently followed. If you don't use the inverted structure, it will sound strange to a native speaker.

Never have I felt so good. / I have never felt so good.
At no location was a clue found. / No clue was found at any location.
Under no circumstances should inversion be omitted where required. / Inversion should not be omitted where required under any circumstances.
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"I sure wish ... " is like "I certainly wish ..." or "I really wish..." In other words, "sure" is an adverb here.

"wish" takes a backshifted verb. That is, when the situation wished is present, use past, and when the situation wished is past, use past perfect.

I wish this: (I feel better) > I (sure) wish I felt better (at this time / now).
I wish this: (I felt better) > I (sure) wish I had felt better (at that time).
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"explain me the grammar" is incorrect. In English we usually leave out the "me" (or whatever pronoun indicates the person receiving the explanation). If it is necessary to include it, it must be "to me"

"explain the grammar of the following sentence" is best.
"explain the grammar of the following sentence to me" is OK.
"explain to me the grammar of the following sentence" is also OK.

Jim
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