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    Default A question about the anastrophe of concessive clauses

    However humble it may be ,there is no place like home.
    Home is home, however homely it may be.

    After being anastrohpic rewritten,the sentences above can transform to :

    Be it ever so humble ,there is no place like home.And,
    home is home,be it never so homely.

    My confusion is why the bold words should exist in the 3rd and 4st sentences after being rewritten and that there is any regulations or rules about the way of this rewriting if it is necessary to add certain words like the bold letters refered into the remoulded sentences.

    I would appreciate it if someone could help me.
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    Default Re: A question about the anastropy of concessive clauses

    Welcome to the forums, Randy.

    You had me clicking on OneLook Dictionary Search there — never having heard of 'anastrophe' (make sure you spell it right if you insist on using it).

    (It means 'inversion or reversal of the normal word order'.)

    Additionally, 'concessive' doesn't mean what you appear to think it means.

    You need to say 'rewritten', not 'rewrited', change 'never' to 'ever' and change 'homely' to 'humble'.

    I'm not aware of any rules governing this sort of inversion.

    Rover
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    Default Re: A question about the anastropy of concessive clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, Randy.

    You had me clicking on OneLook Dictionary Search there never having heard of 'anastrophe' (make sure you spell it right if you insist on using it).

    (It means 'inversion or reversal of the normal word order'.)

    Additionally, 'concessive' doesn't mean what you appear to think it means.

    You need to say 'rewritten', not 'rewrited', change 'never' to 'ever' and change 'homely' to 'humble'.

    I'm not aware of any rules governing this sort of inversion.

    Rover
    Actually,I think "anastrohpe "means "inversion".And that I made a totally silly mistake about spelling even disgraced me indeed!I would rather not mention it anymore.Furthermore, I have to acknowledge I am a newcomer in English learning field.

    Gratefully,you have given some relevant advices.This is my debute in the forums and I wish I would make progress with the help of you .
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: A question about the anastropy of concessive clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Buedow View Post
    Actually,_I think "anastrophe "means "inversion", and that I made a totally silly mistake about spelling even disgraced myself indeed!

    Thankfully,_you have given some relevant advice._This is my debut in the forums and I hope to make progress with your help.
    Leave a space after a full stop or comma.

    Rover

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