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    Default Inversion.

    Hi!
    Someone has a question on inversion.
    Ex:
    - You are such a lovely girl that everybody loves you.
    Such .................................................. ...............................
    Person1:
    - Such is a lovely girl that everybody loves you.
    Person 2:
    - Such a lovely girl are you that everybody loves you.
    Which is correct, please?

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    Default Re: Inversion.

    The inversion is pretty awkward, but the second one is the right one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Post Re: Inversion.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    Someone has a question on inversion.
    Ex:
    - You are such a lovely girl that everybody loves you.
    Such .................................................. ...............................
    Person1:
    - Such is a lovely girl that everybody loves you.
    Person 2:
    - Such a lovely girl are you that everybody loves you.
    Which is correct, please?
    The correct answer is:
    Such a lovely girl are you that everybody loves you.

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    Default Re: Inversion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The inversion is pretty awkward, but the second one is the right one.
    It sounds so awkward to me that I would hesitate to call it correct.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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