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    inversion - never when

    Hello, everyone!

    Please have a look at the following:

    "I think parents with teenagers should be open-minded on almost everything."
    "I agree, but never when__________to drugs."

    a.it comes
    b.does it come (given as correct)

    I know we can invert after never, but here the inverted option doesn't sound good to me....

    Thank you!

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    Re: inversion - never when

    Quote Originally Posted by zahari View Post
    Hello, everyone!

    Please have a look at the following:

    "I think parents with teenagers should be open-minded on almost everything."
    "I agree, but never when__________to drugs."

    a.it comes
    b.does it come (given as correct)

    I know we can invert after never, but here the inverted option doesn't sound good to me....

    Thank you!
    Absolute nonsense! b) is completely incorrect.

    "I agree, but never when it comes to drugs" is the correct answer.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: inversion - never when

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Absolute nonsense! b) is completely incorrect.

    "I agree, but never when it comes to drugs" is the correct answer.
    Thank you so much, emsr2d2!!!!

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    Re: inversion - never when

    Never (should it happen) when it come to drugs.

    That's where the inversion would be.

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