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    #1

    Inversion

    Hello everybody!
    Please tell me why these following sentences are incorrect:
    1. Such my surprise was that I couldn't speak.
    2. So good was she, that she took the exam a year early.
    Thanks.

  1. #2

    Re: Inversion

    Please tell me why these following sentences are incorrect:
    1. Such my surprise was that I couldn't speak.
    word order:
    Such was my surprise (that) I couldn't speak.
    I couldn't speak - such was my surprise.

    2. So good was she, that she took the exam a year early.
    The comma is unnecessary, but the sentence is not incorrect. It is, however, VERY formal. I suggest: She was so good (that) she took the exam a year early.

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    #3

    Re: Inversion

    Is this correct?
    `
    My surprise was such that I couldn't speak.

  2. #4

    Re: Inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen
    Is this correct?
    `
    My surprise was such that I couldn't speak.
    Yes, it's fine


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    #5

    Re: Inversion

    Thank you, Vlad_the_Inhaler and Dihen
    Is it correct if I rewrite the second as the follow:
    So good she was, that she took the exam a year early.

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