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    inverted sentence

    Dear teachers,

    "In my after class time, I enjoy improving my basketball skills the most."
    "I enjoy the drink so much."

    can I inverted the sentence as shown below?


    "In my after class time, I enjoy the most to improve my basketball skills.
    "In my after class time, I enjoy the most improving my basketball skills."

    "I enjoy so much the drink!"
    Last edited by hwhwhwhw; 07-Jan-2008 at 19:10.

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    Re: inverted sentence

    Dear teachers,

    "In my after class time, I enjoy improving my basketball skills the most."

    can I inverted the sentence as shown below?


    "In my after class time, I enjoy the most to improve my basketball skills."
    "In my after class time, I enjoy the most improving my basketball skills." [/quote]

    hw,

    No! Your inverted sentences would not make sense to native speakers.

    Of the three sentences you have given us,
    "In my after class time, I enjoy improving my basketball skills the most." is your best choice.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4


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    Re: inverted sentence

    Dear Amigos4,

    What will native speaker said if they want to express the same meaning in the same emotion(i.e. I really enjoy basketball)?

    thanks

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    Re: inverted sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by hwhwhwhw View Post
    Dear Amigos4,

    What will native speaker said if they want to express the same meaning in the same emotion(i.e. I really enjoy basketball)?

    thanks
    hw,

    YES! I would say: "After class, I really enjoy playing basketball."

    I added the word 'playing' for emphasis. I can 'enjoy basketball' by going to a game, by cheering for my favorite team, or watching it on TV... but I really 'enjoy PLAYING' basketball!

    Cheers,
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    Re: inverted sentence

    Dear Amigos4,

    If I want to point out "playing basketball is the thing which I enjoy most intensely" in the sentence above,

    what will the sentence look like?

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    Re: inverted sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by hwhwhwhw View Post
    Dear Amigos4,

    If I want to point out "playing basketball is the thing which I enjoy most intensely" in the sentence above,

    what will the sentence look like?
    hw,

    There are a couple of things you could do to intensify your statement.
    First, select the most intense word(s) you can think of to drive home the point: "I am absolutely passionate about playing basketball!"
    Next, you could underline, bold print, or capitalize key words: "I really enjoy playing basketball!"
    Next, a little hyperbole added to your sentence always makes a nice touch: "From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed, I do nothing else but think about how awesome I am at playing basketball! They don't call me Michael Jordan, Jr. for nothing"

    Enjoy!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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