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    Default Reserve word order. When?

    Hi Thread!

    When do we have to use a reserve order in sentences?

    1) in the questions, it's ok.
    2) and now I've found one more exaple:
    Hardly had we started when the car got a flat tyre.
    No sooner had the game begun than it started raining.

    What else?

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    From word order | newsobserver.com blogs

    Speeches in this year's presidential campaign are awash in a rhetorical device called antimetabole, ... .

    In this device, the speaker repeats words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical order, as in President Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

    Learn more here List of 18 Types of Subject/Verb Inversion

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