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    I made this sentence inversion. am I right?

    eg.he came round....
    inversion form: round came he

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    Quote Originally Posted by salas1907 View Post
    I made this sentence inversion. am I right?

    eg.he came round....
    inversion form: round came he
    It's a grammatically correct sentence, but I don't think I'd call it an inversion. I'd call it fronting. Some people might call inversion a type of fronting. But I don't think fronting is a kind of inversion.

    fronting - definition and examples of fronting

    It's a sunny day today. A sunny day it is today.

    Inversion is placing a negative adverbial at the beginning of a sentence, which then requires an auxiliary to come before the subject.

    I have never seen so much snow.
    Never have I seen so much snow.
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    my teacher gave this question to me in the exam. she wanted me to make it inversion and I reversed it as 'round came he'. but I don't know the correct answer.because of that,I want to ask. I hope it's correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by salas1907 View Post
    my teacher gave this question to me in the exam. she wanted me to make it inversion and I reversed it as 'round came he'. but I don't know the correct answer.because of that,I want to ask. I hope it's correct
    It's a strange question. It's hard to tell what your teacher expects for an answer here.

    The sentence "Round came he", on second thought, is really rather odd. I can't be sure anyone would really say this.
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    And Actually I found this question strange in the exam.but by the way thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by salas1907 View Post
    And Actually I found this question strange in the exam.but by the way thanks for your help
    Try "round he came" this has the advantage of being grammatical and (fairly) natural.

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