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    A reverse in a sentence.

    In passivising (61)–(64) to become (81)–(84), not only have the Direct Objects of active sentences become the Subjects of passive sentences, another change has occurred: the Indirect Objects have ended up in phrases beginning with to: to the boys, to her, to the
    student and to us.


    That's not a question sentence.

    Why is have the Direct Objects of active sentences become then, and not Direct Objects of active sentences [B]have become[/B]?

    If that's not a question sentence, in what cases an auxiliary verb like have precedes the subject of the sentence? (Like when would we use have somebody done?)

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    Re: A reverse in a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolpro View Post
    In passivising (61)(64) to become (81)(84), not only have the Direct Objects of active sentences become the Subjects of passive sentences, another change has occurred: the Indirect Objects have ended up in phrases beginning with to: to the boys, to her, to the
    student and to us.


    That's not a question sentence.

    Why is have the Direct Objects of active sentences become then, and not Direct Objects of active sentences [B]have become[/B]?

    If that's not a question sentence, in what cases an auxiliary verb like have precedes the subject of the sentence? (Like when would we use have somebody done?)
    Please use quotation marks. I could probably work out what your question means, but I don't have the time now.

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    #3

    Re: A reverse in a sentence.

    After "not only" you generally change the word order.

    Not only will you visit historic sites, but you'll also...
    Not only am I angry, I'm disaapointed as well.
    Not only have these become subjects...
    Last edited by Barb_D; 24-Sep-2011 at 16:51.
    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: A reverse in a sentence.

    I guess you meant we usually change the word odor.

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    Re: A reverse in a sentence.

    Boy, that reply really stunk!

    (Fixed now. I really, really should just STOP typing on my phone!)
    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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