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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: mistakes of negative inversions?

    ! people don't use inversions a great deal in casual speech.
    2 When they do use them, they tend to get them right, especially because those who use them tend to be the sort who know how to use them.

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    Default Re: mistakes of negative inversions?

    Am I right that these are ungrammatical?
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    * "She not just sang, she also danced." (ungrammatical)
    * "John not just finished all the work ..." (ungrammatical)
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    Not that much, but often people wouldn't start with them in informal speech.
    What do you mean by "not that much"? "not that often"?
    You didn't answer that question. And why didn't you say "not that often"?
    Please, did you mean "not that often"?

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    Default Re: mistakes of negative inversions?

    It means the same.

    Those sentences don't strike me as ungrammatical.

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