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    Inversion-In this house can live Tom.

    Hello teachers,

    The other day, I was learning "inversion" through a grammar book.
    But I got confused with the following two sentences.

    1. In this house can live Tom.
    2. Not in this house can Tom live.

    I guess I'm not sure why the two sentences are inversed differently.
    ~ can live Tom vs. ~ can Tom live
    Last edited by forinfo; 29-Nov-2014 at 09:53.

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    Re: Inversion-In this house can live Tom.

    Neither of those sentences is an acceptable example of inversion. Get a better grammar book.

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