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    898 92.96%
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    Which is correct?

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    Only the second one is idiomatic English.

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    The first would require inversion- Never does she...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The first would require inversion- Never does she...
    That would work. It would be quite unusual, but it would be acceptable English.

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    Perhaps it's just me, but none of them make sense. The last part of the sentence "...go out at night." doesn't make sense with any of the choices because you have "goes" in all them, and they all don't make sense.

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    Thanks, Wil, I have corrected the typo. ;-(

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    Was goes and go in the same sentence? (I didn't notice.)

    Can you edit polls on this forum?

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    Default Re: Word order

    I think the correct is " she never goes "
    if you use " Never she goes " use must use " Never does she go "
    and the third is wrong, so the second is the correct answer.

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    Cool Re: Word order

    Quote Originally Posted by csharp View Post
    I think the correct is " she never goes "
    if you use " Never she goes " use must use " Never does she go "
    and the third is wrong, so the second is the correct answer.
    I agree. "Never does she go" would be a better option if you want to start the sentence with a negative. However, using " Never she goes " would be interesting in a blank verse or a poem or an alternate form of writing.

    Kind of reminds me of Matilda. I don't know why, but it does.

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    hi


    who can tell me about the right grammar her fro this exercise ....

    cause it the first time i see this kind of exercise .... about word order ...

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