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Inverted English Sentences Posted by on Feb 10, 2022

To invert something is to turn it upside down, or to put it in the opposite order from what is considered normal. English speakers often do this with their sentences. Normally, we put the subject before the verb. But, inverted sentences place the verb or the adverbial phrase before the subject. It sometimes seems as…

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Emphatic expression you really need to know! Posted by on Mar 21, 2013

An emphatic expression is one that is said with emphasis and stress to indicate importance.  This type of expression is used to show you have strong feelings about what you are saying.  Often emphatic expressions that are written have an exclamation point (!) at the end of the sentence. While spoken emphatic phrases have stress…

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