Presentation on theme: "Grammar Forms of inversion: Ex: HARDLY HAD I WOKEN UP WHEN THE PHONE RANG When the verb is used in a form with an auxiliary, the structure is adverbial."— Presentation transcript:
Grammar Forms of inversion: Ex: HARDLY HAD I WOKEN UP WHEN THE PHONE RANG When the verb is used in a form with an auxiliary, the structure is adverbial + auxiliary + main verb.
More Grammar When the verb is used in a form with more than one auxiliary, the structure is: adverbial + first auxiliary + subject + other auxiliaries + main verb. Ex: NEVER HAVE I BEEN WITNESS TO SO MANY COWS IN ONE FIELD BEFORE.
Even More Grammar With present/past simple, the structure is adverbial + do/did + subject + main verb. Ex: NEVER DID I THINK I’D WANT TO BE HERE AGAIN. With the simple form of be, the main verb is placed before the subject. Ex: FIERCELY WAS HIS HONOUR DEFENDED.
Little did they know…what was about to transpire
Hardly had he… opened the box when the jack in the box stabbed him in the eye
No sooner had the ‘Special Dad’… run out on the street when a car came round the corner
Never had anyone witnessed… such an explosive fart
Not only is Roger…an alien but he is also an alcoholic
Seldom is Dr. House… seen without his cane
Under no circumstances… is trespassing tolerated