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    Would you give me grammar check about"inversion sentences include "not until"?

    I made transformed some sentences into "not until~" except for number 5. Number 5 was transformed from "Not until~" sentence.
    Would you give me grammar check about below sentences?
    1.Not until 1865 did when Joseph Lister try the first antiseptic treatment on a compound fracture.
    2.Not until the age of 19 couldn't Orrico know the secret of her birth.
    3.Not until the age of fourteen could they be found guilty as long as they knew the difference between right and wrong.
    4.Not until 2006 when the couple were moving house did they find the bankbook again.
    5.Until the bank was clearly given the third degree by Westminister policy didn't go into reverse and a 1.5 point rate cut was ordained.
    6.Not until January or February 1996 did significant problems with the accounting system began to manifest themselves.

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    Re: Would you give me grammar check about"inversion sentences include "not until"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    I made transformed some sentences into "not until~" except for number 5. Number 5 was transformed from "Not until~" sentence.
    Would you give me grammar check about below sentences?
    1.Not until 1865 did when Joseph Lister try the first antiseptic treatment on a compound fracture.
    2.Not until the age of 19 couldn't Orrico know the secret of her birth.
    3.Not until the age of fourteen could they be found guilty as long as they knew the difference between right and wrong.
    4.Not until 2006 when the couple were moving house did they find the bankbook again.
    5.Until the bank was clearly given the third degree by Westminister policy didn't go into reverse and a 1.5 point rate cut was ordained.
    6.Not until January or February 1996 did significant problems with the accounting system began to manifest themselves.
    "Not until 2006 when the couple were moving house did they find the bankbook again." This is the only one that makes sense.

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    Re: Would you give me grammar check about"inversion sentences include "not until"?

    Thank you bhaisahab. By the way, can I get corrected expressions?
    I don't know where I did mistake in the sentences.

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    Re: Would you give me grammar check about"inversion sentences include "not until"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    I made transformed some sentences into "not until~" except for number 5. Number 5 was transformed from "Not until~" sentence.
    Would you give me grammar check about below sentences?
    1.Not until 1865 did when Joseph Lister try the first antiseptic treatment on a compound fracture.
    Not until 1865 did Joseph Lister try ...

    2.Not until the age of 19 couldn't Orrico know the secret of her birth.
    Not until the age of 19 could Orrico ...

    3.Not until the age of fourteen could they be found guilty as long as they knew the difference between right and wrong.
    I can't correct this one as it makes no sense with "as long as".

    4.Not until 2006 when the couple were moving house did they find the bankbook again.
    I actually think this one is OK with the addition of some commas: Not until 2006, when they were moving house, did they find the bankbook again.

    5.Until the bank was clearly given the third degree by Westminister policy didn't go into reverse and a 1.5 point rate cut was ordained.
    Not until the bank was clearly given the third degree by Westminster did policy go into reverse and a 1.5 rate cut was announced. (This is a very complicated sentence.)

    6.Not until January or February 1996 did significant problems with the accounting system began to manifest themselves.
    Not until January or February 1996 did significant problems with the accounting system begin to manifest themselves.
    See above.

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    Re: Would you give me grammar check about"inversion sentences include "not until"?

    NOT A TEACHER

    I believe that as long as on sentence 3 should be replaced by considering that.

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    Re: Would you give me grammar check about"inversion sentences include "not until"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    I believe that as long as on sentence 3 should be replaced by considering that.
    No. That is not possible.

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