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    Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in the..

    Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in the house at midnight"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in t

    No

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    Re: Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in t

    Further, it's not at all clear what you meant to say. We can't offer a correction when we can't get your intended meaning. Try to say it in a simpler way.
    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: Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in t

    I assume it means, "Without saying a word, he left me alone in the house at midnight."
    Of course, it's wrong.

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    Re: Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in t

    Remember that inversion doesn't work in every sentence. This is an example of where it's not appropriate ("did he" doesn't work).

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    Re: Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in

    Thanks for all kind responses.
    What I meant is that I wonder if I can use inversion construction here (did he leave me alone...).
    Can I use it? If not, how should I rewrite this sentence?

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    Re: Is this sentence right :"Not a word out off his mouth, did he leave me alone in

    Remember that inversion doesn't work in every sentence. This is an example of where it's not appropriate ("did he" doesn't work).
    Doesn't that answer your question?

    I am closing this thread.

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