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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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Hi Janissary

I'm Giugliano and although my first language is spanish right now I'm studying for the TOEFL test, so I think I could help you.

It is sometimes possible to place adverbial at the beggining of a sentence. This indicate a stronger emphasis on the action than when the adverbial is in its normal position. If the adverbial appers at the beggining of a sentence, the grammar of the setence is somewhat different.

Rule: (Hardly/ Rarely/ Seldom/ Never/ Only/ etc..) + auxiliary + verb...

Example: Never have so many people been unemployed as today.

Giugliano
Um, i need help learning inverted sentences....
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Hi,

Have you read all of the earlier posts in this thread? Then, do a search for 'inverted sentence' using the search box at the top right.

After all that, try to write some sentences. post them here, and we will help you with comments. OK?

Best wishes, Clive
Hi guys,

I am new to this this forum , and currently have troubles with inverted sentences.

After reading few posts, i kinda get a general idea of what the inverted sentences look like.

However would you guys like to take a look at the following sentence. Coz i don't really whether it is an inverted sentence or not.

Computers are becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable, and so too are modems, the devices that allow two or more computers to share information over regular telephone lines.

What you guys think ?
Hi,

I think you should try to work with very simple, short sentences to be sure you grasp the idea of inversion. Can you try to write and post the simplest example you can think of?Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive
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Inverted is a way of saying a sentense that does no flow naturaly. like. On the high hill top standes the scary house. well thats what i know.
Inverted simply means the verb comes before the noun. Sometimes it's done for emphasis, and sometimes the sentence structure requires the inversion.
Should you acknowledge the receipt of this letter, I would be obliged.

This would be correct. Remember that this English is quite formal. Common in letters and perhaps a debate. Definitely found in literature and on TOEFL-type exams.

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Ruslana2. 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.)
This is hypothesis but you shouldn't use the past tense for a future event. To make it clear say: "If I were to see him tomorrow...".
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