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  1. Unregistered
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    Subject-Auxiliary Inversion

    Government actually invented only MONEY, and only THAT do they have any real right to tax.

    Questions:

    •How would you explain that SAI in the sentence above is not a mistake?
    •Would you draw an analogy between the Wh-operator and the emphatic operator only ? If so, how?
    •What would you say about sentences in which only modifies the subject, e.g., Only John left early. Why is SAI not triggered in such a case?


    Thanks for your feedback!!

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    Re: Subject-Auxiliary Inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Government actually invented only MONEY, and only THAT do they have any real right to tax.

    Questions:

    •How would you explain that SAI in the sentence above is not a mistake?
    •Would you draw an analogy between the Wh-operator and the emphatic operator only ? If so, how?
    •What would you say about sentences in which only modifies the subject, e.g., Only John left early. Why is SAI not triggered in such a case?


    Thanks for your feedback!!
    What are your answers, please.

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