27 diciembre, 2008

Inversion with negative adverbials: Key

Structure:
Adverbial + auxiliary +subject + main verb.
Never before have I expereinced such kindness.

Negative adverbs include adverbs with an explicit negative meaning, such as never, not and nowhere, as well as adverbs with an implied negative meaning, such as hardly, scarcely and seldom.
5. a. No longer does our country need to rely on foreign ...
b. Under no circunstances should you borrow money...
c. Only now are we seeing the...
d. Rarely has a change of government had such...
e. Only then did he realised he had left...
f. On no account should you reveal the details of your...
g. Never before has this country witnessed such a serious...
h. Seldom does a politician admit publicly that he has...
i. Not only did George have to pay a large fine but he also had to ...