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    Inversion of structural parts

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    A student must be regular to class; so must a teacher.

    or

    A student must be regular to class; so must be a teacher.

    Kindly clarify.

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    V P Kannan

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    Re: Inversion of structural parts

    The "be" in the second example is unnatural.

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    Re: Inversion of structural parts

    You can say, " ... and so must a teacher be."
    I'm not sure about the first half though. I'd say, "A student must attend class regularly."

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