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    WHY "any help" being inserted in that position?

    "(Residents) say that most of the villages have been destroyed and still no tents have been sent, nor has any help been sent for the victims," the paper said.

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    IMO, residents didnít get help. The problem is this: WHY "any help" being inserted between helping verb(has) & the third conjugation (been). Isn't this an unforgivable mistake?






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    Re: WHY "any help" being inserted in that position?

    Where do you think it should go?

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    Re: WHY "any help" being inserted in that position?

    "(Residents) say that most of the villages have been destroyed and still no tents have been sent, nor has any help been sent for the victims," the paper said.


    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Where do you think it should go?
    Good question!

    In this way, ""any help has been sent - Since English Grammar says that, we must stick to the order of VERBS.

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    Re: WHY "any help" being inserted in that position?

    We have subject-verb inversion after negative expressions.

    Never have I seen such a beautiful sight.
    I haven't been to China, and nor have I been to Japan.

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