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    Question Inversion problems

    Let us focus on some problems with transformations with the use of inversion in the following sentences:
    1. The Parthenon stands on the top of the Acropolis.
    On .................................................. ............................. .
    2. The bus came round the corner.
    Round .................................................. ......................... .
    3. I realized only then I had lost my keys.
    Only .................................................. ............................ .
    4. I had hardly gone to bed when somebody rang my doorbell.
    No .................................................. ................................ .
    Would you please, advise how to transform the above sentences using inversion?
    Thank you for your help, in advance.
    Last edited by Arhimedes; 21-Jan-2011 at 17:57.

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    Re: Inversion problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Arhimedes View Post
    Let us focus on some problems with transformations with the use of inversion in the following sentences:
    1. The Parthenon stands on the top of the Acropolis.
    On .................................................. ............................. .
    2. The bus came round the corner.
    Round .................................................. ......................... .
    3. I realized only then I had lost my keys.
    Only .................................................. ............................ .
    4. I had hardly gone to bed when somebody rang my doorbell.
    No .................................................. ................................ .
    Would you please, advise how to transform the above sentences using inversion? Are the following examples correct or how would you alter them?
    1. On the top of Acropolis stands the Parthenon.
    2. Round the corner came the bus.
    3. Only then did I realize, I had lost my keys.
    4. No sooner had I gone to bed than somebody rang my doorbell.
    Which of the above solutions are correct tranformations and which should be corrected and how?
    Tomas
    They are all correct.

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    Wink Re: Inversion problems

    Thank you very much !

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    #4

    Re: Inversion problems

    Omit the comma in #3.

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    Re: Inversion problems

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Omit the comma in #3.
    Good point.

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    Re: Inversion problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Good point.
    Good joke!

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    Re: Inversion problems

    Are you sure that all of those sentences are correct? Are you a teacher of English or a student or a graduate ...or equivalent?

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    Re: Inversion problems

    What joke? It is not a joke, at all. I want to make sure the sentences transformed are correct, but I guess they are ...

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    Re: Inversion problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Arhimedes View Post
    Are you sure that all of those sentences are correct? Are you a teacher of English or a student or a graduate ...or equivalent?
    I'm sure you did not intend for this to be an insulting question, but please take a look at Bhai's profile. He clearly lists that he is an English teacher.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Inversion problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Arhimedes View Post
    What joke? It is not a joke, at all. ...
    Bhaisahab made a joke about something I had written. It was quite a good joke.

    He had already answered your question. He answered it correctly, as bhaisahab always does. On the incredibly rare occasions that he makes a small slip, he acknowledges this immediately.

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