Thursday, 3 April 2014

CPE Cambridge Exam. Grammar: Inversions

Not only are you likely to need "Inversions" in the Use of English part of the CPE exam (Part 1 Open Cloze), but also in the Writing Paper. If you are planning to make a good impression on the examiner, take a look at these examples:

This advanced grammar involves changing the normal order of the subject and the verb in a sentence. It is used to add emphasis, give strong advice and to express opinions clearly.

Let´s see some examples:

She had never felt so excited.
Never had she felt so excited as when he asked her to marry him...

She knew little of what was going to happen that day...
Little did she know of what was going to happen that day...

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