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    #1

    subjec-operator inversion

    Is this a correct example of a subject-operator inversion?

    Scarcely had he left the office when the phone rang.


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    Re: subjec-operator inversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Is this a correct example of a subject-operator inversion?

    Scarcely had he left the office when the phone rang.
    Correct.
    Scarcely -- introductory semi-negative
    had -- operator
    he-- subject

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