Posted by: crisdiaz24 | January 19, 2012

INVERSION – EXERCISES

INVERSION

1. The government has not only slashed expenses, but they have also raised taxes.

2. Rajoy had hardly been elected President when he had to travel to Germany.

3. The match had hardly started when El Guaje Villa broke his leg.

4. The cruise ship Costa Concordia had hardly started to sink when the captain abandoned it.

5. A captain must under no circumstances leave a sinking ship unattended.

6. The ship shouldn’t have travelled so close to the coast on any account.

7. The crew not only mishandled the emergency, but they also delayed the start of the evacuation.

8. There had never been such a serious accident off the Italian coast before.

9. As soon as Kim Jong Il died, his son was made President of North Korea.

10. The film The Skin I Live In has not only been nominated for the English BAFTA awards, but it may also be selected for the Oscars.

11. A silent film had never been made before in the XXI Century.

12. The Tunisian revolution had hardly finished when another revolution started in Egypt.

13. London has seldom celebrated so many anniversaries in a single year.

14. There will be Titanic exhibitions as well as exhibitions about the works by Dickens.

15. As soon as the news about the politician’s death came out, many people made comments on his life and work.

16. He not only decorated his house with public money, but he also made use of an NGO helping children with cancer to evade paying taxes.

17. He did not know that the scandal would be made public so soon.

18. You must not park under the Bank of Santander’s Arch in any circumstances.

19. You must do this exercise only in this way.

20. The economy will not suffer further pressures only if the measures adopted are correct.

21. There has not been such a recession since the seventies.

22. We did not know the exact results of the elections until the following morning.

23. You must only call me if your cold gets worse.

24. The Euro is held together only by fear.

25. We can only understand this period of history if we learn about its religious roots.

26. The little girl could only see the Christmas Parade by sitting on her father’s shoulders.

27. Cyber warfare policy will only be developed after a catastrophic event has occurred.

28. I didn’t realise I had left my umbrella in the classroom until I reached the school front door.

29. British economy will not be the biggest in Europe until 2050.

30. You won’t go out until I say so!

31. I can only relax when I am alone.

32. Some teens only use the library when they have to do research on school projects.

33. Reforms should be carried out only when the NHS is ready.

34. You will only understand the history of the region when you visit it.

35. Syria’s crisis can be settled only if the government lay down arms.

36. You are only allowed to buy cigarettes if you are old enough.

37. The government can only expropriate land if there is a genuine need.

38. London Olympics will not start until 27th of July.

39. Mankind has not been denied so much knowledge as it does today since the destruction of the Library of Alexandria.

40. So many election protesters had not been seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.

KEY

1. The government has not only slashed expenses, but they have also raised taxes.

NOT ONLY HAS THE GOVERNMENT SLASHED EXPENSES, BUT THEY HAVE ALSO RAISED TAXES.

2. Rajoy had hardly been elected President when he had to travel to Germany.

HARDLY HAD RAJOY BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT WHEN HE HAD TO TRAVEL TO GERMANY.

3. The match had hardly started when El Guaje Villa broke his leg.

HARDLY HAD THE MATCH STARTED WHEN EL GUAJE VILLA BROKE HIS LEG.

4. The cruise ship Costa Concordia had hardly started to sink when the captain abandoned it.

HARDLY HAD THE SHIP CRUISE COSTA CONCORDIA STARTED TO SINK WHEN THE CAPTAIN ABANDONED IT.

5. A captain must under no circumstances leave a sinking ship unattended.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST A CAPTAIN LEAVE A SINKING SHIP UNATTENDED.

6. The ship shouldn’t have travelled so close to the coast on any account.

ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD THE SHIP HAVE TRAVELLED SO CLOSE TO THE COAST.

7. The crew not only mishandled the emergency, but they also delayed the start of the evacuation.

NOT ONLY DID THE CREW MISHANDLE THE EMERGENCY, BUT THEY ALSO DELAYED THE START OF THE EVACUATION.

8. There had never been such a serious accident off the Italian coast before.

NEVER BEFORE HAD THERE BEEN SUCH A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OFF THE ITALIAN COAST.

9. As soon as Kim Jong Il died, his son was made President of North Korea.

NO SOONER DID KIM JONG IL DIE THAN HIS SON WAS MADE PRESIDENT OF NEORTH KOREA.

10. The film The Skin I Live In has not only been nominated for the English BAFTA awards, but it may also be selected for the Oscars.

NOT ONLY HAS THE FILM THE SIKIN I LIVE IN BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE ENGLISH BAFTA AWARDS, BUT IT MAY ALSO BE SELECTED FOR THE OSCARS.

11. A silent film had never been made before in the XXI Century.

NEVER BEFORE IN THE XXI CENTURY HAS A SILENT FILM BEEN MADE.

12. The Tunisian revolution had hardly finished when another revolution started in Egypt.

HARDLY HAD THE TUNISIAN REVOLUTION FINISHED WHEN ANOTHER REVOLUTION STARTED IN EGYPT.

13. London has seldom celebrated so many anniversaries in a single year.

SELDOM HAS LONDON CELEBRATED SO MANY ANNIVERSARIES IN A SINGLE YEAR.

14. There will be Titanic exhibitions as well as exhibitions about the works by Dickens.

NOT ONLY WILL THERE BE TITANIC EXHIBITIONS, BUT ALSO EXHIBITIONS ABOUT THE WORKS BY DICKENS.

15. As soon as the news about the politician’s death came out, many people made comments on his life and works.

NO SOONER DID THE NEWS ABOUT THE POLITICIAN’S DEATH COME OUT THAN MANY PEOPLE MADE COMMENTS ON HIS LIFE AND WORKS.

16. He not only decorated his house with public money, but he also made use of an NGO helping children with cancer to evade paying taxes.

NOT ONLY DID HE DECORATE HIS HOUSE WITH PUBLIC MONEY, BUT HE ALSO MADE USE OF AN NGO HELPING CHILDREN WITH CANCER TO EVADE PAYING TAXES.

17. He did not know that the scandal would be made public so soon.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW THAT THE SCANDAL WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC SO SOON.

18. You must not park under the Bank of Santander’s Arch in any circumstances.

UNDER / IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST YOU PARK YOUR CAR UNDER THE BANK OF SANTANDER’S ARCH.

19. You must do this exercise only in this way.

ONLY IN THIS WAY MUST YOU DO THIS EXERCISE.

20. The economy will not suffer further pressures only if the measures adopted are correct.

ONLY IF THE MEASURES ADOPTED ARE CORRECT, WILL THE ECONOMY NOT SUFFER FURTHER PRESSURES.

21. There has not been such a recession since the seventies.

NOT SINCE THE SEVENTIES HAS THERE BEEN SUCH A RECESSION.

22. We did not know the exact results of the elections until the following morning.

NOT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MORNING DID WE KNOW THE EXACT RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS.

23. You must only call me if your cold gets worse.

ONLY IF YOUR COLD GETS WORSE MUST YOU CALL ME.

24. The Euro is held together only by fear.

ONLY BY FEAR IS THE EURO HELD TOGETHER.

25. We can only understand this period of history if we learn about its religious roots.

ONLY IF WE LEARN ABOUT THIS PERIOD OF HISTORY’S RELIGIOUS ROOTS CAN WE UNDERSTAND IT.

26. The little girl could only see the Christmas Parade by sitting on her father’s shoulders.

ONLY BY SITTING ON HER FATHER’S SHOULDERS COULD THE LITTLE GIRL SEE THE CHRISTMAS PARADE.

27. Cyber warfare policy will only be developed after a catastrophic event has occurred.

ONLY AFTER A CATASTROPHIC EVENT HAS OCCURRED, WILL CYBER WARFARE POLICY BE DEVELOPED.

28. I didn’t realise I had left my umbrella in the classroom until I reached the school front door.

NOT UNTIL I REACHED THE SCHOOL FRONT DOOR DID I REALISE I HAD LEFT MY UMBRELLA IN THE CLASSROOM.

29. British economy will not be the biggest in Europe until 2050.

NOT UNTIL 2050 WILL BRITISH ECONOMY BE THE BIGGEST IN EUROPE.

30. You won’t go out until I say so!

NOT UNTIL I SAY SO WILL YOU GO OUT!

31. I can only relax when I am alone.

ONLY WHEN I AM ALONE CAN I RELAX.

32. Some teens only use the library when they have to do research on school projects.

ONLY WHEN THEY HAVE TO DO RESEARCH ON SCHOOL PROJECTS DO SOME TEENS USE THE LIBRARY.

33. Reforms should be carried out only when the NHS is ready.

ONLY WHEN THE NHS IS READY SHOULD REFORMS BE CARRIED OUT.

34. You will only understand the history of the region when you visit it.

ONLY WHEN YOU VISIT THE REGION WILL YOU UNDERSTAND ITS HISTORY.

35. Syria’s crisis can be settled only if the government lay down arms.

ONLY IF THE GOVERNMENT LAY DOWN ARMS CAN SYRIA’S CRISIS BE SETTLED.

36. You are only allowed to buy cigarettes if you are old enough.

ONLY IF YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH ARE YOU ALLOWED TO BUY CIGARETTES.

37. The government can only expropriate land if there is a genuine need.

ONLY IF THERE IS A GENUINE NEED CAN THE GOVERNMENT EXPROPRIATE LAND.

38. London Olympics will not start until 27th of July.

NOT UNTIL 27TH OF JULY WILL LONDON OLYMPICS START.

39. Mankind has not been denied so much knowledge as it does today since the destruction of the Library of Alexandria.

NOT SINCE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA HAS MANKIND BEEN DENIED SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE.

40. So many election protesters had not been seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.

NOT SINCE THE FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION HAD SO MANY ELECTION PROTESTERS BEEN SEEN.


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