Inversion: revision

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  1. Antonia Flores Piran says:

    1.
    1)Hardly ever HAS an athlete won so many medals in such a short time.
    2)Little DID we realise what a social faux-pas we had committed.
    3)Scarcely HAD the match started when the trouble began.
    4)Only by standing on tip-toe WAS I able to see anything at all.
    5)Seldom can an AUDIENCE have heard a better interpretation of this symphony.
    6)Hardly had the controversial opera THAN when people began to walk out.
    7)Only if we leave now WILLwe be in time to catch the train.
    8)Never have I seen SO MANY people turn out for this event.
    9)Rarely HAD a remark have been more ill-judged.
    10)Only THEN did it become clear what the extent of the damage was.
    11)Barely had we had time to pack up the picnic things BEFORE the heavens opened
    12)No sooner had we asked for a quieter room room, THANwe were given one.
    2.
    1)Did
    2)Such
    3)Else
    4-)Account
    5)Circumstances
    6)Until
    7) Even
    8) Would
    9) Only
    10) Nor
    11) Nothing
    12) Way
    3.
    1)On no account should you tell him about my trip to China
    2) No way are you going to get me to eat that!
    3) Seldom had I seen such a brilliant goal
    4) Hardly ever happened such a hurricane in Hereford
    5) Not for all the world would I want to hurt your feelings
    6) At no time were they aware of the danger that threatened them
    7) Under no circumstances must this leak out to the press
    8) Niether was he rich nor was he handsome
    9) Rarely have we witnessed such an artistry
    10) No sooner had we managed to get across than the bridge collapsed
    11) Only by offering a bribe were we able to cross the border
    12) Barely had he opened his mouth before he started complaining about everything.
    4.
    1)Little does she know what a surprise she’s going to get.
    2)Scarcely had the bell started to ring when the children rushed out of the classroom.
    3)Not until there was absolute silence in the hall did he start his speech.
    4)Only if we are offered free delivery will we be able to accept your offer.
    5)Not for nothing is Edinburgh known as the Athens of the North.
    6)Never in our lives have we been so well wined and dined.
    7)Only after dinner did she break the news of her engagement.
    8)At no time were we told that we would need our passports.
    9)Nowhere else do they charge you as much for water.
    10)Not even if they offered me a free flight would I fly with them again.
    11)Hardly had we entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us.
    12)Not only is he charming, but he is also very rich.

  2. sofi teran says:

    EX 1
    1. Hardly ever HAS an athlete won so many medals in such a short time.
    2. Little BEFORE we realize what a social faux-pas we had committed.
    3. 3. Scarcely HAD the match started when the trouble began.
    4. . Only by standing on tip-toe WAS I able to see anything at all
    5. Seldom can an AUDIENCE have heard a better interpretation of this symphony.
    6. . Hardly had the controversial opera STARTED when people began to walk out..
    7. Only if we leave now WILL we be in time to catch the train.
    8. Never have I seen SO MANY people turn out for this event.
    9. 9. Rarely HAD a remark have been more ill-judged.
    10. Only THEN did it become clear what the extent of the damage was.
    11. . Barely had we had time to pack up the picnic things BEFORE the heavens opened
    12. . No sooner had we asked for a quieter room, THAN we were given one.

    EX 2
    1. At no time DID he seem to realize what an idiot he was making of himself.
    2. At no time before have I heard SUCH arrant nonsense.
    3. Nowhere ELSE do they charge you so much for water
    4. On no ACCOUNT should you miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
    5. Under no CIRCUMSTANCES must this door be left unlocked.
    6. Not UNITL she apologizes for what she said will I speak to her again.
    7. Not EVEN if they halved the price would I buy such a heap of old rubbish.
    8. Not for all the money in the world WOULD I do what you’re suggesting.
    9. Not ONLY do I know you’re wrong, but I can also prove you’re wrong.
    10. Neither was the food up to standard NOR was the service particularly good.
    11. Everyone except me got soaked. Not for NOTHING do I always carry an umbrella.
    12. No WAY am I going to jump into that icy cold water!
    EX3
    1. On no account should you tell him about my trip to China.
    2. No way are you going to get me to eat that!
    3. Seldom have I seen such a brilliant goal
    4. Hardly ever has such a hurricane happened in Hereford
    5. Not for the entire world would I want to hurt your feelings
    6. At no time were they aware of the danger that threatened them
    7. Under no conditions must this be leak out to the press
    8. Neither was the rich nor handsome
    9. Rarely have we witnessed such artistry
    10. No sooner had we managed to cross the bridge than it collapsed
    11. Only by offering him a bribe were we able to cross the border
    12. Barely had he opened his mouth before he started complaining

    EX 4
    1. Little does she know what a surprise she’s going to get.
    2. Scarcely had the bell ring when the children run out of the class room
    3. Not until there was absolute silence in the hall did he start his speech
    4. Only if we are offered free delivery will we be able to accept your offer
    5. Not for nothing is Edinburgh known as the Athens of the North
    6. Never in our lives have we been so well wined and dined.
    7. Only after dinner did she break the news of her engagement.
    8. At no time were we told that we would need our passports
    9. Nowhere else do they charge you as much for water
    10. Not even if they offered me a free flight would I fly with them again
    11. Hardly had we entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us
    12. Not only is he charming but also very rich

  3. Nicolas Araya says:

    Excercise 1
    1- Has
    2- Did
    3- Had
    4- Was
    5- Audience
    6- Started
    7- Will
    8- So many
    9- Can
    10- Then
    11- Than
    12- Before

    Excercise 2
    1- Did
    2- Such
    3- else
    4- account
    5- Circumstances
    6- Until
    7- Even
    8- Would
    9- Only
    10- Nor
    11- Nothing
    12- Way

    Excercise 3
    1- On no account should you tell him about my trip to China
    2- No way are you going to get me to eat that!
    3- Seldom had I seen such a brilliant goal
    4- Hardly ever happened such a hurricane in Hereford
    5- Not for all the world would I want to hurt your feelings
    6- At no time were they aware of the danger that threatened them
    7- Under no circumstances must this leak out to the press
    8- Niether was he rich nor was he handsome
    9- Rarely have we witnessed such an artistry
    10- No sooner had we managed to get across than the bridge collapsed
    11- Only by offering a bribe were we able to cross the border
    12- Barely had he opened his mouth before he started complaining about everything.

    excercise 4
    1- Little does she know what a surprise she is going to get
    2- Scarcely had the bell started ringing when the kids rushed out of the classroom
    3- Not until there was absolute silence in the hall did he start the speech
    4- Only will we accept your offer if we are offerered free delivery.
    5- Not for any reason is Edinbourgh known as the Athens of the North
    6- Never had we been so well wined and dined in our lives
    7- Only after dinner did she break the news of her engagement
    8- At no time were we told that we would need our passports
    9- Nowhere else are you charged as much for water
    10- Not even if they offered me a free flight would I fly with them again
    11- Hardly had we entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us
    12- Not only is he charming but he is also very rich.

  4. Emi Molmenti says:

    Exercise 1
    10/12
    Exercise 2
    10/12
    Excercise 3
    7/12
    Excercise 4
    6/12

  5. Delfina Subirá says:

    1. Hardly ever HAS an athlete won so many medals in such a short time.
    2. Little DID we realise what a social faux-pas we had committed.
    3. Scarcely HAD the match started when the trouble began.
    4. Only by standing on tip-toe WAS I able to see anything at all.
    5. Seldom can an AUDIENCE have heard a better interpretation of this symphony.
    6. Hardly had the controversial opera THAN when people began to walk out.
    7. Only if we leave now WILLwe be in time to catch the train.
    8. Never have I seen SO MANY people turn out for this event.
    9. Rarely HAD a remark have been more ill-judged.
    10. Only THEN did it become clear what the extent of the damage was.
    11. Barely had we had time to pack up the picnic things BEFORE the heavens opened
    12. No sooner had we asked for a quieter room room, THANwe were given one.

    Exercise 2 – Fill the gaps using the words in the box. ?

    else · way · did · circumstances · nothing · such
    nor · until · would · account · only · even
    1. At no time he seem to realise what an idiot he was making of himself.
    2. At no time DID before have I heard SUCH arrant nonsense.
    3. Nowhere ELSE do they charge you so much for water
    4. On no ACCOUNT should you miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
    5. Under no CIRCUMSTANCES must this door be left unlocked.
    6. Not UNITL she apologises for what she said will I speak to her again.
    7. Not EVEN if they halved the price would I buy such a heap of old rubbish.
    8. Not for all the money in the world WOULD I do what you’re suggesting.
    9. Not ONLY do I know you’re wrong, but I can also prove you’re wrong.
    10. Neither was the food up to standard NOR was the service particularly good.
    11. Everyone except me got soaked. Not for NOTHING do I always carry an umbrella.
    12. No WAY am I going to jump into that icy cold water!

    Exercise 3 – Make inverted sentences from the sentences given, using the words in brackets (). Try the exercise first without any help. If you get really stuck you can use the hidden clue buttons . To show the clue buttons click here

    1. You shouldn’t tell him about my trip to China. (On no …)
    On no account should you tell him about…
    2. You are not going to get me to eat that! (No way … !)
    no way are you goin to get…
    3. I have seldom seen such a brilliant goal. (Seldom …)
    seldom have I seen such…
    4. Such a hurricane has rarely happened in Hereford. (Hardly ever …)
    Hardly has such a hurricane ever happen in Hereford
    5. I wouldn’t want to hurt your feelings for all the world. (Not …)
    Not for all the world would I want to….
    6. They were never aware of the danger that threatened them. (At no time …)
    At no time were they aware of…
    7. This must not leak out to the press. (Under …)
    Under no circumstances this can leak out…
    8. He wasn’t rich and he wasn’t handsome. (Neither …)
    neither was the rich nor was the poor handsome
    9. We haven’t often witnessed such artistry. (Rarely …)
    rarely have we witnessed such …
    10. The bridge collapsed as soon as we managed to get across. (No sooner …)
    no sonner have we managd…..
    11. We were only able to cross the border by offering him a bribe. (Only …)
    only by offering him a bribe were we able….
    12. Immediately he opened his mouth he started complaining about everything. (Barely … before …)
    Barely had he open his mouth before he started complaining…..

    Exercise 4 – Make inverted sentences from the sentences given, using the words in brackets (). Try the exercise first without any help. If you get really stuck you can use the hidden clue buttons . To show the clue buttons click here

    1. She has no idea what a surprise she’s going to get. (Little … know)
    Little does she know what a surprise she’s going to get
    2. The bell had barely started to ring when the children rushed out of the classroom. (Scarcely)
    Scarcely has the bell started to ring when the children rushed out of the classroom
    3. He didn’t start his speech until there was absolute silence in the hall (Not …)
    Not until there was absolute silence in the hall did he start his speech
    4. We will only be able to accept your offer if we are offered free delivery. (Only …)
    Only if we are offered free delivery will we be able to accept your offer
    5. It is with good reason that Edinburgh is known as the Athens of the North. (Not for …)
    Not for is Edinburgh known as the Athens of the North
    6. We have never been so well wined and dined in our lives. (Never …)
    Never have we been so well wined and dined in our lives
    7. She didn’t break the news of her engagement until after dinner. (Only …)
    Only after dinner did she break the news of her engagement
    8. We weren’t told that we would need our passports. (At no time …)
    At no time were we told that we would need our passports
    9. They don’t charge you as much for water anywhere else. (Nowhere else …)
    Nowhere else are you charged as much for water
    10. I wouldn’t fly with them again even if they offered me a free flight. (Not even …)
    Not even if they offered me a free flight would I fly with them again
    11. We had barely entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us. (Hardly … when …)
    Hardly had we entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us
    12. He is both charming and very rich. (Not only …, but … also …)
    Not only is he charming but hi is very rich also

  6. Sebastian Borda says:

    2. Has
    3. Did
    4. Had
    5. Was
    6. Audience
    7. Started
    8. Will
    9. So many
    10. Can
    11. Then
    12. Before
    13. Than
    14. Did
    15. Such
    16. Else
    17. Account
    18. Circumstances
    19. Until
    20. Even
    21. Would
    22. Only
    23. Nor
    24. Nothing
    25. Way
    26. On no circumstances should you tell him about my trip to China.
    27. There is no way you are going to make me eat that!
    28. Seldom have I seen such a brilliant goal.
    29. Hardly ever did a hurricane happen in Hereford.
    30. Not in the world would I like to hurt your feelings.
    31. At no time were they aware of danger that threatened them.
    32. Under no circumstances should this be leaked to the press.
    33. Neither was he rich or handsome.
    34. Rarely has he witnessed such artistry.
    35. No sooner we got cross the bridge, it collapsed.
    36. Only did we cross the border by offering him a bribe.
    37. Barely before he opened his mouth, he started complaining about everything.
    38. Little does she know what a surprise she’s going to get.
    39. Scarcely had the bell started to ring when the children rushed out of the classroom.
    40. Not until there was absolute silence in the hall did he start his speech.
    41. Only if we are offered free delivery will we be able to accept your offer.
    42. Not for nothing is Edinburgh known as the Athens of the North.
    43. Never in our lives have we been so well wined and dined.
    44. Only after dinner did she break the news of her engagement.
    45. At no time were we told that we would need our passports.
    46. Nowhere else do they charge you as much for water.
    47. Not even if they offered me a free flight would I fly with them again.
    48. Hardly had we entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us.
    49. Not only is he charming, but he is also very rich.

  7. Milagros Zubizarreta says:

    Exercise 1:
    has
    did
    had
    was
    audience
    started
    will
    so many
    can
    then
    before
    than

    Exercise 2:

    did
    such
    else
    account
    circumstances
    until
    even
    would
    only
    nor
    nothing
    way

    Exercise 3:
    On no account should you tell him about my trip to China.
    No way are you going to get me to eat that!
    Seldom have I seen such a brilliant goal.
    Hardly ever has such a hurricane happened in Hereford.
    Not for all the world would I want to hurt your feelings.
    At no time were they aware of the danger that threatened them.
    Under no circumstances must this leak out to the press.
    Neither was he rich nor was he handsome.
    Rarely have we witnessed such artistry.
    No sooner had we managed to get across than the bridge collapsed.
    Only by offering him a bribe were we able to cross the border.
    Barely had he opened his mouth before he started complaining about everything.

    Exercise 4:
    Little does she know what a surprise she’s going to get.
    Scarcely had the bell started to ring when the children rushed out of the classroom.
    Not until there was absolute silence in the hall did he start his speech.
    Only if we are offered free delivery will we be able to accept your offer.
    Not for nothing is Edinburgh known as the Athens of the North.
    Never in our lives have we been so well wined and dined.
    Only after dinner did she break the news of her engagement.
    At no time were we told that we would need our passports.
    Nowhere else do they charge you as much for water.
    Not even if they offered me a free flight would I fly with them again.
    Hardly had we entered the shop when an assistant jumped on us.
    Not only is he charming, but he is also very rich.

  8. Antonia Flores Piran says:

    My results were
    ex1)9/12
    ex2) 10/12
    ex3) 8/12
    ex4)10/12

  9. Agus Buljevich says:

    exercise 1:
    10/12
    exercise 2:
    10/12
    exercise3:
    8/12
    exercise 4:
    9/12

  10. Belen Irazusta says:

    exercise 1:
    11/12
    exercise 2:
    9/12
    exercise3:
    11/12
    exercise 4:
    7/12

  11. sofi teran says:

    ex1 : 9 out of 12
    ex2: 12 out of 12
    ex3: 8 out of 12
    ex 4 : 8 out of 12

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