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(1) Only when you have received enough affection can you love others.
(2) Only when you have received enough affection, you can love others.

Grammatically, is (2) completely wrong? Or is it acceptable as well?
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Taka(1) Only when you have received enough affection can you love others.
(2) Only when you have received enough affection, you can love others.

Grammatically, is (2) completely wrong? Or is it acceptable as well?
Only #1 is correct.
Hi,

Yes, you can't say Only when you have received enough affection, you can love others.

However, you can say You can love others only when you have received enough affection.

Best wishes, Clive
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Can somebody explain why #2 is wrong?
Because it sounds wrong to the ears of native speakers. I'm sure there's a grammatical explanation somewhere (and I admit I haven't a clue what it would be), but when learning languages, don't forget that whatever sounds wrong to native speakers is wrong by definition Emotion: smile
AkavallCan somebody explain why #2 is wrong?
Hi Akaval,

"Only when you have received enough affection, you can love others."

Do you make such a condition for loving someone?

In other words, it wants to say, "You cannot love others unless you have received enough effection, " but the main clause is fragmented.

Best Regards,
Hoa Thai
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AkavallCan somebody explain why #2 is wrong?
Hi Akaval,

"Only when you have received enough affection, you can love others."

Do you make such a condition for loving someone?

In other words, it wants to say, "You cannot love others unless you have received enough effection, " but the main clause is fragmented.

Best Regards,
Hoa Thai
EDIT NOTE: I don't understand why when I posted the previous one, the system told me to repost due to posting time constraint? A system glitch? By the way, it seems to me that twice I was logout by the system while I was still active, but I am not sure.
Only when you have received enough affection, can you love others.

Only by studying very hard will he pass his examination.

If he studies hard, he will pass his examination.

Inversion is necessary in such constructions if 'only' is the first word in the sentence.
Thanks for the answers. I am not sure that I totally understand what is wrong with #2, but I will watch out for the 'only' clauses from now on Emotion: wink.
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