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    Default inverted word order

    1. Boy! Was I angry. I don't know the rules when it comes to inverted word order. I think, a question mark is appropriate after "Was I angry"...Is it possible that it's also a good sentence that should end in period?

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    Default Re: inverted word order

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    The inversion suggests emphasis, and I would end with an exclamation point:

    Boy, was I angry!

    A question it is not.
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    Default Re: inverted word order

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
    A question it is not.
    Why not "Not a question it is."? And wouldn't it sounds strange like this?
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    A question, (one-second pause) it is not.
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    This is much worse:
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    A question. It is not.
    (Wouldn't it sound like "What?, you're saying that it's a question and then saying that it's not a question?"?)

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