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    Negative inversion

    I wondered if the following sentence was a negative sentence so that an inversion of "Subject and Verb" was needed:

    No wonder Bush doesn't connect with the rest of the country.
    No wonder does Bush not connect with the rest of the country.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.


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    Re: Negative inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    I wondered if the following sentence was a negative sentence so that an inversion of "Subject and Verb" was needed:

    No wonder Bush doesn't connect with the rest of the country.
    No wonder does Bush not connect with the rest of the country.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.
    The second example is not natural English, Deepurple.

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    Re: Negative inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    The second example is not natural English, Deepurple.
    Thanks. Riverkid. Apart from "natural", is there any reason behind it? I mean in a grammatical point of view.

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