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actually i dont know exactly what is it and where we can use it . the sole thing i know is subjects and verbs are changed in an inverted sentence but when why how ?

is there anyone who can tell me inverted sentences with examples?
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I'd say "would you accept..."
Would you accept the receipt of this letter, I will be obliged.

Well, this sounds not bad. Thank you, Pieanne. Emotion: smile
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as you know , i am not enough experienced in english and such matters but

if i were you i would use "do i see him tomorrow ,i would ask it about it",intead of "Would I see him tomorrow, I would ask him about it. " besides i dont know is this correct gramatically...

as for the last post i really wondered if we can use inverted sentences wherever we can use if clauses, no matter it is true or untrue condition ,too. i ll waiting to be clarified:)

thnx
No, it doesn't sound right... It would sound better like this: "Should / would you accept etc, I would be obliged to you". The original (non inverted) sentence is not a condition, if I'm not wrong? It's "in the case ... then I would"? (I'm sorry, I haven't read the whole thread)
i mean can we use inverted sentences in all cases of if clauses both true and untrue

and is this right ??"do i see him tomorrow ,i would ask him about it"
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No, it's "Should I see him tomorrow". The original sentence should be "If I see him tomorrow, I'll ask him about it". And I'm not even sure that can be inverted.
I agree with Pieanne.

Look, Janissary, there are three types of conditional sentences exist.

1. When you talk about an event what can really happen tomorrow, you should use Present Indefinite in the subordinate clause and Future Indefinite in the main clause.

If I see him tomorrow, I will ask him about it. (I can really see him tommorow, it is possible.)

Inversion may be used in such sentences only if there is the word should. Its use implies a bit lesser probability of coming of the event.

If I should see him tomorrow, I will ask him about it. Inverted: Should I see him tomorrow, I will ask him about it.

2. When you talk about an improbable (unlikely) event, you should use Past Inderfinite in the subordinate clause and would + Indefinite Infinitive (without to) in the main clause.

If I saw him tomorrow, I would ask him about it. (I wish I could see him but it will hardly happen.)

Inversion may be used in such sentences only if there are the verbs: had, were, could, should (see also some examples at the previous page of this thread).

If I should see him tomorrow, I would ask him about it. Inverted: Should I see him tomorrow, I would ask him about it.

3. When you talk about an event what already happened in the past, you should use Past Perfect in the subordinate clause and would + Perfect Infinitive (without to) in the main clause.

If I had seen him yesterday, I would have asked him about it. (I wish I had seen him yesterday but it is impossible.)

Inversion may be always used in such sentences.

Had I seen him yesterday, I would have asked him about it.

As I am not a native, I might have written something wrong. In that case, I apologize and ask native speakers or teachers to correct me, please. But, after all, I think that is all right.

Janissary, I hope my explanation has made things clear for you. Emotion: smile
i really understood. thnx

but now another problem emerged now. when i didnt know inverted sentences there was no problem for me. but now i encounter some inverted sentences and i dont understand why it is used in such sentences while there is no condition and need to use it.

for instance in this sentence (i ll give it in its context) .........

he turned the door,but it was locked and bolted. Brother had shut out brother , from the same womb had they come. the people were watching,so he walked away in his distress.

as you see , after i had this sentence i am confronted with that the negativeness that should be in an inverted sentence, must be by meaning or by words.

i am not sure i explained the matter conceivably. i hope you ll understand . there is nothing like scarce, seldoom ,no far,no sooner but the event is negative or a bad event.anyway is this true?
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Janissary, I see why you are confused. I forgot to mention one thing.

Inversion is used in statements to give emphasis (the negative words, by the by, express a kind of emphasis too). For example, the word only is not so much negative as emphatic (at least, to my mind). So, I think the sentence your have written is right.

By the way, look at what I have found: inverted word order.
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