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    Inversion needed or not?

    I'm a bit confused about which one of these two sentences is correct:
    1. No matter how much I like her, she refuses to be friends.
    2. No matter how much do I like her, she ...
    The answer is needed as soon as possible. THANKS!!!

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    #2

    Re: Inversion needed or not?

    1 is correct; 2 is incorrect. Fast enough?

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    #3

    Re: Inversion needed or not?

    That's not inversion.

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    Re: Inversion needed or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    1 is correct; 2 is incorrect. Fast enough?
    THANKS A LOT!!! Can you explain please? If after negative words/phrases such are seldom, hardly, not only etc. we need inversion, why do we have an exception here?

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    #5

    Re: Inversion needed or not?

    No matter is not a negative. It means regardless of.

    Try:
    She refuses to be my friend, no matter how much I like her.

    Or try Yoda speak:

    Like her very much, I do. Friends, she refuses to be.



    --lotus
    Last edited by lotus888; 27-Jun-2014 at 19:26.

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    Re: Inversion needed or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    No matter is not a negative. It means regardless of.

    Try:
    She refuses to be my friend, no matter how much I like her.

    Or try Yoda speak:

    Like her very much, I do. Friends, she refuses to be.



    --lotus
    You've made it perfectly clear!!! Thanks!!!

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