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    An inversion question

    I just read an article on New York Post website and please help me solve this sentence:

    Battling corruption charges and staring down certain impeachment, Gov. Rod Blagojevich did a better job of picking a US senator than did David Paterson.

    How about 'David Paterson did'?

    Which is more proper?

    Thank you.

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    Thumbs up Re: An inversion question

    Inversion is used to give it more emphasis. It's more common in written English that in spoken.
    Last edited by mkss; 23-Jan-2009 at 20:00. Reason: you can also say 'than David Paterson' (leaving out 'did')

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