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    Default Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Followings are Original sentence and two transformed sentences. I'm not very good at understanding inversion sentences. If transformed sentences have any grammatical error, please let me know.

    Not only is the sweeping day-lit home easy to navigate, but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage.(Original sentence)

    Not only is easy to navigate the sweeping day-lit home , but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on
    the center stage.(Transformed sentence1)

    Day-lit home is not only easy to navigate the sweeping, but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage.(Transformed sentence2)

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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Followings are Original sentence and two transformed sentences. I'm not very good at understanding inversion sentences. If transformed sentences have any grammatical error, please let me know.

    Not only is the sweeping day-lit home easy to navigate, but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage.(Original sentence)

    Not only is easy to navigate the sweeping day-lit home , but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on
    the center stage.(Transformed sentence1)

    Day-lit home is not only easy to navigate the sweeping, but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage.(Transformed sentence2)
    They are both incorrect.

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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are both incorrect.
    Would you give me correct transformed sentence of original sentence?

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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    The original sentence isn't right either!
    Are you sure you copied it exactly?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The original sentence isn't right either!
    Are you sure you copied it exactly?
    Yes you can find"
    Not only is the sweeping day-lit home easy to navigate, but it is also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage Read more: Sydney Home Topped With Twin Lilypads is Steeped in Nature Lilypad House by Jorge Hrdina – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building " in this site by clicking blue letters.

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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    As someone has has had business pieces printed with typos, I can say with certainty that this page is incorrectly written. The author started to say about somethingthat is encircled by something else, and changed to something encircling something else and never cleaned up the text.

    Not everthing you find online, even proofread text, is right.

    Tell me what's wrong with this " it is also encircles"
    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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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As someone has has had business pieces printed with typos, I can say with certainty that this page is incorrectly written. The author started to say about somethingthat is encircled by something else, and changed to something encircling something else and never cleaned up the text.

    Not everthing you find online, even proofread text, is right.

    Tell me what's wrong with this " it is also encircles"
    Then, are these sentences correct if I delete "is" after comma(,) like below?

    Not only is the sweeping day-lit home easy to navigate, but it also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage.
    Not only is easy to navigate the sweeping day-lit home , but it also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on
    the center stage.(Transformed sentence1)

    Day-lit home is not only easy to navigate the sweeping, but it also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on the center stage.(Transformed sentence2)


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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Sweeping is an adjective. It's a sweeping home. You can't navigate the sweeping.

    I'm not crazy about the first one either. THe first part talks about what you can do - easily navigate. The second part talks about the home itself.
    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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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Is it right if I change the order like this?(especially I can't find the definition of day-lit in the dictionary)
    "Not only is easy to navigate the sweeping day-lit home , but it also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on

    the center stage.(Transformed sentence1)"
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    "Not only is easy to navigate the day-lit sweeping home , but it also encircles a sunny courtyard that places nature on
    the center stage."

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    Default Re: Do the transformed sentence 1, 2 mean the same as original sentence?

    Those are no better—worse in fact.

    'The sweeping home is easy to navigate by daylight, and it also encircles a sunny courtyard that puts nature centre-stage'.

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