Inversion Mind Map

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Inversion Mind Map by Mind Map: Inversion Mind Map

1. Negative Inversion

1.1. Function

1.1.1. Emphasise

1.1.2. Indignation

1.1.3. Dramatization

1.2. Form

1.2.1. GRAMMAR

1.2.1.1. Negative/ limiting word at beginning of sentence + Inversion

1.2.1.1.1. Auxiliary verb -> Simple Inversion

1.2.1.1.2. NO auxiliary verb -> Add one

1.2.1.1.3. Time expression: Hardly/ barely/ scarcely (+when) or No sooner (+ than) -> the verb must be PAST PERFECT

1.2.1.1.4. Time expression: never, rarely, seldom-> PRESENT PERFECT/ PAST PERFECT/ MODALS

1.2.1.1.5. ONLY + other time expressions -> PAST SIMPLE

1.2.2. VOCABULARY

1.2.2.1. NARRATIVE

1.2.2.1.1. Hardly/ Barely/ Scarcely

1.2.2.1.2. No sooner

1.2.2.2. ONE WORD

1.2.2.2.1. Never/ Little

1.2.2.3. ONE WORD + COMPLEMENT

1.2.2.3.1. Not + until

1.2.2.4. JOINING 2 IDEAS

1.2.2.4.1. Not only... But also....

2. Inversion in Conditional sentences

2.1. 1st conditional sentence

2.1.1. SHOULD + BARE INFINITIVE

2.1.1.1. e.g. If we win, we can celebrate in a pub. -> Should we win, we can celebrate in a pub.

2.1.1.2. e.d If he comes, we'll give him a surprise. -> Should he come, we'll give him a surprise.

2.2. 2 nd conditional sentence

2.2.1. WERE + TO - INFINITIVE

2.2.1.1. e.g. If I won $ 1,000, I would spend it on clothes. -> Were I to win $1,000, I would spend it on clothes.

2.2.1.2. e.g. If I saw Messi on the street, I would take a photograph with him. -> Were I to see Messi on the street, I would take a photograph with him.

2.3. 3 rd conditional sentence

2.3.1. HAD + PAST PARTICIPLE

2.3.1.1. e.g. If I had known, I wouldn't have gone. -> Hat I known, I wouldn't have gone.

3. Inversion after so/ such

3.1. SO + ADJECTIVE + BE+ SUBJECT + THAT OR SO + ADVERB + AUXILIARY + SUBJECT + BARE INFINITIVE VERB

3.1.1. e.g. So devastating was the floods that some areas may never recover.

3.1.2. e.g So fast does he run that no one can chase him.

3.2. SUCH + NOUN (PHRASE)

3.2.1. e.g. Such wonderful players are they that no one can beat them.