Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: inversion


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 73
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    inversion

    I made this sentence inversion. am I right?

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


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 2,036
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: inversion

    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.
    Last edited by PROESL; 08-Sep-2009 at 19:30.


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 73
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: inversion

    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


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 2,036
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: inversion

    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.
    Last edited by PROESL; 08-Sep-2009 at 04:55.


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 73
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: inversion

    And Actually I found this question strange in the exam.but by the way thanks for your help

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 23,083
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: inversion

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. emphatic inversion and grammatical inversion
    By sana22 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-Jun-2008, 22:45
  2. Inversion
    By seba_870701 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-May-2008, 20:59
  3. Inversion
    By seba_870701 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-May-2008, 15:43
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Aug-2007, 00:44
  5. inversion
    By spoon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Jul-2006, 07:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •