Not only do inverted sentences give your writing some style, they also get you higher points on the IELTS or TOEFL essay score.
In this video we look at another complex sentence structure that you can add to your toolbox for better English writing. In inverted clauses (such as the one above) the verb comes before the subject.
This structure is very formal and is not limited to clauses beginning with NOT ONLY. There are many examples of inversions, such as:
Hardly had she arrived…
Should you feel inclined to…
Neither do you.
And many more.
There is a lot to take in in this lesson, but recognizing these structures will not only make your writing better, it will help your reading as well (notice that not only in the last sentence does not lead to an inversion—find out why in the video).
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