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    inversion

    Hi again!!^^

    So weird this old castle looks that it seems like a headless man haunts it.

    This sentence is grammatically wrong with the inversion part.

    The underlined is fronted by inversion rule, then auxiliary verb follows after it?

    -> So weird does this old castle look that ..........

    Is this correct?

    Thank you so much!
    Spoon

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    Re: inversion

    You will see non-inversion after an initial so + adjective. I would say it would be wrong not to invert the verb 'be' and prefer the inversdion, but you will come across this.


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    Re: inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You will see non-inversion after an initial so + adjective. I would say it would be wrong not to invert the verb 'be' and prefer the inversdion, but you will come across this.

    I see. Then, 'look' in the above sentence is used in the same way of "be" ?

    thanks. tdol

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    #4

    Re: inversion

    Yes, but the inversion sunds better to me.

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