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    Default inversion Are these sentences correct?

    I tried some inversions with sentences on here: "http://www.usingenglish.com/weblog/archives/000011.html#hcd1UKubPKJOlhvo.99"




    1. S-V-C structure: Spanish people are really noisy.
    C-V-S:
    I think the inversion would be Really noisy are Spanish people. (C-V-S)
    Is this correct sentence?
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    2. Normal S-V-C structure: It may be dry weather, but it isn't warm.
    C-S-V:
    The sentence was complex sentence linked by conjunction but, so I didn't change the next clause.
    Is it correct to if the inversion is 'Dry weather it may be, but it isn't warm.'? (C-S-V, conjunction S-V-C)
    3.Normal S-V-C structure: Will you meet the person of your dreams tomorrow?
    V-S-C:
    I have no idea how to make inversion of interrogative sentence.
    I made 'Meet the person of your dreams tomorrow will you?', but it doesn't look like inversion.
    How can I make inversion of 'Will you meet the person of your dreams tomorrow?'?
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    Default Re: inversion Are these sentences correct?

    1 Not natural
    2 Dry it may be sounds better to me. However, I don't see why there is a contrast between dryness and warmth.
    3 It would most likely be Meet you.

    PS, though I am credited as the writer, I didn't write this. And some of these examples have more to do with poetry than natural English IMO.

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