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    Please explain about no longer with some examples:

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    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Please explain about no longer with some examples:
    no/any longer - in the past but not now, used to say that something which was possible or true before, is not now:
    1. The tool is no longer used.
    2. She doesn't work here any longer.
    3. I can't wait any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    no/any longer - in the past but not now, used to say that something which was possible or true before, is not now:
    1. The tool is no longer used.
    2. She doesn't work here any longer.
    3. I can't wait any longer.
    thank you

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    Default Re: Please explain about.........

    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    thank you
    you're welcome, winston

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    No sooner did I reach the station, than the train started.
    No longer, would I assume the guilt of intoxicated boys in the company of intoxicated girls everywhere.
    In these sentences, what are the roles of “did I reach” and “would I assume”? Why?
    In first case, Can we use “as soon as” style?

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    Default Re: Please explain about.........

    Invert the subject-verb set when the sentence begins with a negative.

    Ex: Never did I...

    This is clearer:

    Ex: The train started its engines the moment I reached the station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Invert the subject-verb set when the sentence begins with a negative.

    Ex: Never did I...

    This is clearer:

    Ex: The train started its engines the moment I reached the station.
    Then,Is this a rule?

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    Default Re: Please explain about.........

    This is from inversion english grammar
    In formal English, it is quite common to use inversion after negative adverbial expressions and restrictive words such as only, never, hardly and little.

    At no time did he get permission for what he was doing.
    Not until the next morning did she realise how serious it was.
    Only later did they learn his terrible secret.
    Never before have I seen such awful behaviour.
    Hardly had we walked in the door when the phone started ringing.
    Little do you know how much trouble you are in.

    Check out this site as well:
    List of 18 Types of Subject/Verb Inversion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    This is from inversion english grammar
    In formal English, it is quite common to use inversion after negative adverbial expressions and restrictive words such as only, never, hardly and little.


    At no time did he get permission for what he was doing.

    Not until the next morning did she realise how serious it was.

    Only later did they learn his terrible secret.

    Never before have I seen such awful behaviour.

    Hardly had we walked in the door when the phone started ringing.

    Little do you know how much trouble you are in.
    Check out this site as well:
    List of 18 Types of Subject/Verb Inversion
    Thank you very much Casiopea

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