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    Never in my life have I felt so frightened

    Hello.

    Recently I did a test and wrote the following sentence:

    Never in my life I have felt so frightened.

    And I was instantly corrected by the software: Never in my life have I felt so frightened. Does it really make that big difference? If it does, is there any grammar reference that can help me explain the rule to other people?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Never in my life have I felt so frightened

    Yes, it makes that big a difference.

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    Re: Never in my life have I felt so frightened

    Yes, it makes a difference. Your sentence was not grammatical. When we change the word order so that the sentence starts with "never", we reverse the subject and the verb.

    I have never seen anything so disgusting.
    Never have I seen anything so disgusting.

    I have never been so frightened.
    Never have I been so frightened.

    My brother has never looked so ridiculous.
    Never has my brother looked so ridiculous.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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