Inversion – Inwersja

ZDANIA WARUNKOWE

TYP 2 If I were you I would listen to your friends.
Were I you, I would listen to your friends.

TYP 3 If you had listened to me it wouldn’t have happened.

Had you listened to me it wouldn’t have happened.

 

 

HARDLY EVER

They hardly ever managed to meet unobserved

Hardly ever did they manage to meet unobserved.

HARDLY…WHEN

The performance had hardly begun when the lights went out.
Hardly had the performance begun when the lights went out.

NO SOONER …THAN

He had no sooner drunk the coffee than he began to feel sick.

No sooner had he drunk the coffee than he began to feel sick.
NEVER
I had never before been asked to accept a bribe.
Never before had I been asked to accept a bribe.

NOT ONLY

They not only rob you, they smash everything too.
Not only do they rob you, they smash everything.

NOT TILL
He did not realize that he had lost it till he got home.
Not till he got home did he realize that he had lost it.

ON NO ACCOUNT

This switch must not be touched on any account.
On no account must this switch be touched.

ONLY BY

He was able to make himself heard only by shouting.
Only by shouting was he able to make himself heard.

NOWHERE

You will not find anywhere better roses than these.
Nowhere will you find better roses than these

SO

He became so tired that he had to take a break.
So tired did he become that he had to take a break.
NOT
Not a single word did he say for a whole hour.

Inne wyrażenia :
*Not even once
*Rarely
*Not a sound
*Not a word
*Little
*Seldom
*So badly
*Under no circumstances
*In no other way
*Only in this way
*No longer
*At no time
*At no other time
*Such
*So great
*To such extremes/ a degree/ a point