Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 5, 2010

INVERSION – EXERCISE

INVERSION

1. I have never before been asked to accept a bribe.

Never before

2. He had hardly left the house when the storm broke.

Hardly

3. As soon as he had left the house the storm broke.

No sooner

4. This switch must not be touched on any account.

On no account

5. She rarely has any money to spare.

Rarely

6. He hardly speaks to anyone.

Hardly

7. The nation has seldom been faced with such difficulties.

Seldom

8. They had hardly started playing tennis when it began to rain.

Hardly

9. A father has seldom sacrificed so much for his child.

Seldom

10. You may not return after midnight on any account.

On no account

11. He would not give up writing his satires under any circumstances.

Under no circumstances

12. He realized the danger he had been in only after he had read the newspaper the following morning.

Only after

13. They were not able to assess the damage until the floods had subsided.

Not until

14. He only stays in bed if he is seriously ill.

Only if

15. We  only then realized how much he had suffered.

Only then

16. He was only able to do the exercise with a great deal of effort.

Only

17. He didn’t manage to get permission until she had calmed down.

Not until

18. No director has made such an intellectually challenging sci-fi movie since Kubrick’s 2001.

Not since

19. He became so suspicious that he didn’t even trust his family.

So suspicious

20. He was so anxious to start a new life that he actually changed his name.

So anxious

22. He could only make himself heard by shouting at the top of his voice.

Only by

21. He laughed so much that tears rolled down his cheeks.

So much

22. Her business was so successful that Marie was able to retire at the age of 50.

So successful

23. If you were less than delighted with our product, we will refund your money immediately.

Were

24. If you were to accept our offer, we could avoid the costs of a court case.

Were

25. If the builders were to finish their work to schedule, they would receive a bonus.

Were

26. If the tickets should fail to arrive before the departure date, we would arrange to have duplicates waiting at the airport.

Should

27. If the film had been released in the summer, it would not have been so successful.

Had

28. He had no money and his sister didn’t have any either.

He had no money, neither / nor

30. They have no intention of paying and we don’t either.

They have no intention of paying and nor / neither

29. I couldn’t face my father and Jane couldn’t either.

I couldn’t face my father and neither / nor

30. Tom came in.

In

31. Two large dogs jumped up.

Up

32. Half a dozen apples fell down.

Down

33. The body of our late lamented sovereign lies here.

Here

KEY

INVERSION

1. I have never before been asked to accept a bribe.

Never before HAVE I BEEN ASKED TO ACCEPT A BRIBE.

2. He had hardly left the house when the storm broke.

Hardly HAD HE LEFT THE HOUSE WHEN THE STORM BROKE.

3. As soon as he had left the house the storm broke.

No sooner HAD HE LEFT THE HOUSE THAN THE STORM BROKE.

4. This switch must not be touched on any account.

On no account MUST THIS SWITCH BE TOUCHED.

5. She rarely has any money to spare.

Rarely DOES SHE HAVE ANY MONEY TO SPARE.

6. He hardly speaks to anyone.

Hardly DOES HE SPEAK TO ANYONE.

7. The nation has seldom been faced with such difficulties.

Seldom HAS THE NATION BEEN FACED WITH SUCH DIFFICULTIES.

8. They had hardly started playing tennis when it began to rain.

Hardly HAD THEY STARTED PLAYING TENNIS WHEN IT BEGAN TO RAIN.

9. A father has seldom sacrificed so much for his child.

Seldom HAS A FATHER SACRIFICED SO MUCH FOR HIS CHILD.

10. You may not return after midnight on any account.

On no account MAY YOU RETURN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

11. He would not give up writing his satires under any circumstances.

Under no circumstances WOULD HE GIVE UP WRITING HIS SATIRES.

12. He realized the danger he had been in only after he had read the newspaper the following morning.

Only after HE HAD READ THE NEWSPAPER THE FOLLOWING MORNING DID HE REALISE THE DANGER HE HAD BEEN IN.

13. They were not able to assess the damage until the floods had subsided.

Not until THE FLOODS HAD SUBSIDED WERE THEY ABLE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE.

14. He only stays in bed if he is seriously ill.

Only if HE IS SERIOUSLY ILL DOES HE STAY IN BED.

15. We  only then realized how much he had suffered.

Only then DID HE REALISE HOW MUCH HE HAD SUFFERED.

16. He was only able to do the exercise with a great deal of effort.

Only WITH A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT WAS HE ABLE TO DO THE EXERCISE.

17. He didn’t manage to get permission until she had calmed down.

Not until SHE HAD CALMED DOWN DID HE MANAGE TO GET PERMISSION.

18. He was so anxious to start a new life that he actually changed his name.

So anxious WAS HE TO START A NEW LFE THAT HE ACTUALLY CHANGED HIS NAME.

19. He could only make himself heard by shouting at the top of his voice.

Only by SHOUTING T THE TOP OF HIS VOICE COULD HE MAKE HIMSELF HEARD.

20. No director has made such an intellectually challenging sci-fi movie since Kubrick’s 2001.

Not since KUBRICK’S 2001 HAS ANY DIRECTOR MADE SUCH AN INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGING SCI-FI MOVIE.

21. He became so suspicious that he didn’t even trust his family.

So suspicious DID HE BECOME THAT HE DIDN’T EVEN TRUST HIS FAMILY.

22. He laughed so much that tears rolled down his cheeks.

So much DID HE LAUGH THAT TEARS ROLLED DOWN HIS CHEEKS.

23. Her business was so successful that Marie was able to retire at the age of 50.

So successful WAS HER BUSINESS THAT MARIE WAS ABLE TO RETIRE AT THE AGE OF 50.

24. If you were less than delighted with our product, we will refund your money immediately.

Were YOU LESS THAN DELIGHTED WITH OUR PRODUCT, WE WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY IMMEDIATELY.

25. If you were to accept our offer, we could avoid the costs of a court case.

Were YOU TO ACCEPT OUR OFFER, WE COULD AVOID THE COSTS OF A COURT CASE.

26. If the builders were to finish their work to schedule, they would receive a bonus.

Were THE BUILDERS TO FINISH THEIR WORK TO SCHEDULE, THEY WOULD RECEIVE A BONUS.

27. If the tickets should fail to arrive before the departure date, we would arrange to have duplicates waiting at the airport.

Should THE TICKETS FAIL TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE DEPARTURE DATE, WE WOULD ARRANGE TO HAVE DUPLICATES WAITING AT THE AIRPORT.

28. If the film had been released in the summer, it would not have been so successful.

Had THE FILM BEEN RELEASED IN THE SUMMER, IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL.

29. He had no money and his sister didn’t have any either.

He had no money, neither / nor DID HIS SISTER.

30. They have no intention of paying and we don’t either.

They have no intention of paying and nor / neither DO WE.

31. I couldn’t face my father and Jane couldn’t either.

I couldn’t face my father and neither / nor COULD JANE.

32. Tom came in.

In CAME TOM.

33. Two large dogs jumped up.

Up JUMPED TWO LARGE DOS.

34. Half a dozen apples fell down.

Down FELL HALF A DOZEN APPLES.

35. The body of our late lamented sovereign lies here.

Here LIES THE BODY OF OUR LATE LAMENTED SOVEREIGN.


Responses

  1. why in the 34 is that answer???? D: apples

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    • Because the sentence starts with am adverb of place.

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