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 Inversion  

            Print and reformulate the following sentences using inversion.
      (Correction
at the end of the page.)

         
  
     Example :   She at no time said she was vegetarian. 
                                      →→>
At no time did she say (that) she was vegetarian.
 

         1.        I had hardly begun to apologize when the door closed .
 
         2.        I have seldom heard such a talented singer.
 
         3.        If John had known that she liked curry, he would have brought her to an Indian restaurant.
 
         4.        The artist rarely paid any attention to his agent's advice.
 
         5.        He had never felt so depressed.
 
         6.        The shop can in no way be held responsible for customers' lost property.
 
         7.        The couple had no sooner arrived than the priest started the ceremony.
 
         8.        Tom only understood the meaning of the comment when he saw his wife's face.
 
         9.        She never at any time said that she was allergic to cats.
 
        10.       The restaurant cannot accept animals under any circumstances.   
 

     

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     Correction

        1.      Hardly had I begun to apologize when the door closed.
        2.      Seldom have I heard such a talented singer.
        3.      Had John known that she liked curry, he would have brought her to an Indian restaurant.
        4.      Rarely did the artist pay attention to his agent's advice.
        5.      Never had he felt so depressed.
        6.      In no way can the shop be held responsible for customers' lost property.
        7.      No sooner had the couple arrived than the priest started the ceremony.
        8.      Only when he saw his wife's face did Tom realize the meaning of the comment.
        9.      Never at any time had she said (that) she was allergic to cats.
       10.     Under no circumstances can the restaurant accept animals.


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