Grammar Forms of inversion: • When the verb is used in a form with an auxiliary, the structure is adverbial + auxiliary + main verb. Ex: HARDLY HAD I WOKEN UP WHEN THE PHONE RANG
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… suchanexplosivefart
Not only is Roger… analienbut he isalsoanalcoholic
Seldom is Dr. House… seenwithouthiscane
Under no circumstances… is trespassing tolerated