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    Confused sentence; Have there been so many...

    Hi my friends,
    While i was reading a book, i came across with the sentence bellow and could not realize which grammar rule has been used.

    "And never before have there been so many black media choices."

    Thanks

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    Re: Confused sentence; Have there been so many...

    Quote Originally Posted by wq.denis View Post
    "And never before have there been so many black media choices."
    When the sentence begins with a negative expression, we invert subject and verb:

    Never have I seen such a beautiful sight.
    Little did he know what she really intended.
    Nowhere can you find a friendlier reception.
    At no time did I say that.

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    Re: Confused sentence; Have there been so many...

    I never seen that rule before. I think that may cause vital confusion for english learners! Better to not use often!

    Thank you fivejenjon by the way..

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