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    Difference in meaning?

    Hi
    would you please tell me if these two sentences are correct and if there is any differences among them?



    1. So Shocked I was that I lost my voice.
    2. So shocked was I that I lost my voice.



    Thanks.

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    Re: Difference in meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi
    would you please tell me if these two sentences are correct and if there is any differences among them?



    1. So shocked I was that I lost my voice. (grammatically wrong)
    2. So shocked was I that I lost my voice. (grammatically correct)


    Thanks.
    Hi Maral,

    The first one is wrong.
    The second one is correct.


    If a sentence begins with "so + adjective", we should make an inversion of the verb and subject.


    We make an inversion if the sentence beginning with:
    Never
    Seldom
    Rarely
    Not only
    No sooner
    So + adjective
    Last edited by sash2008; 13-Jun-2009 at 15:16.


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    Re: Difference in meaning?

    Rasputin's Daughter - Google ubN
    So involved were they that they didn't even notice my intrusion, and so shocked was I that I couldn't even gasp, for I had stopped breathing. ...

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