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    #1

    "However, only with your support can [Subject] respond to ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When "not only" starts the sentence, the subject and verb that follow are reversed.
    More: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...lso-could.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The rule is not that random. Whenever you have a negative phrase start your sentence, you invert.

    Scarcely had I started when...
    Never will you find...
    Rarely had he seen...
    Not only is this...
    More: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...lso-could.html
    "The world's needs grow greater every day and God is opening many doors of opportunity here at home and around the globe. However, only with your support can [Subject] respond to these hurting people."


    We don’t have the adverb not before the focusing word only. So, Why did the subject and verb get reversed? Is the word not optional? I came across a lot of texts where the word also can be omitted. (Not only…., but … ) without also.



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    Re: "However, only with your support can [Subject] respond to ..."

    This is not the same situation and the word "not" is not optional here. It was "omitted" on purpose.

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    Re: "However, only with your support can [Subject] respond to ..."

    'Only when' can be interpreted as ' 'on no occasions except when'.

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